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What does Mars sound like? Turning Red Planet’s data into music

Ever wondered what the planets sound like? As intrepid spacecraft roam the cosmos, the eerie sounds of outer space have long intrigued us. Which is why an innovative new artistic and scientific project is taking data from NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, and turning it into music.
Result? A completely new way of studying this fascinating planet—with wider implications for science as a whole. The Mars soundscapes project uses sonification to transform data from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, and images from rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity.

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