Scientists released the frightening Hans Zimmer-like sound captured from a black hole at the center of the Perseus cluster of galaxies.
The actual sound waves were detected in data recorded by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and translated from astronomical data into human audible sound.
Astronomers have discovered for the first time that ripples in the hot gas surrounding a Perseus black hole can be translated into sound.
NASA said it was a “common misconception that there is no sound in space” based on the fact that since most of space is a vacuum, there is no medium through which sound waves can propagate.
The agency explained that the galaxy clusters contain “plentiful amounts of gas that envelop hundreds or even thousands of galaxies … providing a medium for sound waves to travel.”
The so-called sonnet differed from previous efforts that simply translated astronomical data into an audio form – incorporating various instruments – but using the actual sound waves that were observed.
NASA explained that the sound waves were recombined in the human hearing range by “lifting them 57 and 58 octaves above the true pitch” but not played back with violins or other instruments.
The resulting sounds sound as intimidating as the score of Hans Zimmer, the composer who wrote the soundtracks for science fiction songs including Blade Runner 2049 and Interstellar.
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