What can you hear when you listen to the sounds of space data?!
In this game, we are all astronomers working to discover information about the universe... using our ears!
You will be listening to light-curve data. Light-curves are records of a star’s energy changing over time. They may be recordings of the star’s visible light brightening and darkening, or the amount of invisible energy, like ultra violet light, released. When our data is sonified, we represent changes in brightness as a change of pitch.
First, I want to see if you can detect stellar flares. Flares are when a star releases a lot of energy in a surface explosion. When sonified, more energy means higher pitch. Flares sound like *Blips* —a short, sudden rise in pitch.
Try listening to these 5 examples: