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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kepler Reggae: Georgia Tech Scientist Use Eclipsing Star Data To Create Tune


Sonification Lab researchers first looked at observations of a binary star known as Kepler 4665989, which dimmed and brightened each time its companion star crossed its path, researchers said.

"Those numerical values were loaded into our Sonification Sandbox software to create sequences of sonified musical pitches," said Riley Winton, a psychology student and leader of the project. "The process put us on the right track."