NASA’s Sonification of RS Puppis– A Glittering Star 200 Times Larger Than Our Sun

Sonification of RS Puppis

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This Hubble image reveals RS Puppis, a kind of variable star referred to as a Cepheid variable. As variable stars go, Cepheids have relatively extended periods– RS Puppis, for instance, differs in brightness by nearly an aspect of 5 every 40 approximately days.
RS Puppis is uncommon; this variable star is shrouded by thick, dark clouds of dust making it possible for a phenomenon referred to as a light echo to be revealed with sensational clearness. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-Hubble/Europe Collaboration, Acknowledgment: H. Bond (STScI and Penn State University)

RS Puppis is a glittering star 200 times bigger than our Sun and wreathed with dust showing starlight. Located about 6,500 light-years away, this star rhythmically lightens up and dims over a six-week cycle.

In this sonification, researchers represent information in the image as noise for a brand-new, joyful method of experiencing RSPuppis Pitch is appointed based upon instructions from the center; as the circle takes a trip inward, light closer to the top is high pitched, and light closer to the bottom is lower. Light towards the left is heard more in the left speaker and light towards the right is heard more in the best speaker. Additionally, brightness in the image is mapped to louder volume.