Teppei Katori loves two things: particle physics and music. Naturally, he combined the two. Today on Short Wave, Teppei talks to host Regina G. Barber about how he and his collaborators convert data from cosmic rays—high energy particles from space that are constantly colliding with Earth—into beautiful sights and sounds.
A scientist and musician are collaborating to turn cosmic ray data into art
In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency on July 16, 2008, the Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on Mars, is pictured from ESA's Mars Express.
In this handout photo provided by NASA, an Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on on May 19, 2022. This was the Starliner's second uncrewed flight test which later docked with the International Space Station.
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In this image taken from video broadcast by SpaceX, crew members wave after the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Florida Panhandle, late Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
A Long March rocket carrying a crew of Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou-16 spaceship lifts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon capsule and a crew of four private astronauts lifts off from pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday.
The SpaceX Starship lifts off from the launchpad during a flight test from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, on April 20, 2023. Four minutes into its flight, it exploded over the Gulf of Mexico.
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This artistic rendering shows a runaway supermassive black hole that was ejected from its host galaxy after a tussle between it and two other black holes. As the black hole plows through intergalactic space it compresses tenuous gas in front to it and leaves a "contrail" of stars behind it.
ARTWORK: NASA, ESA, Leah Hustak (STScI)
It's our latest roundup of science news! This time, with Ailsa Chang of NPR's All Things Considered, who joins us to discuss three stories that take us on a journey through space — from the sounds of Earth's magnetosphere, to the moons of Jupiter, to a distant phenomenon NASA calls "an invisible monster on the loose, barreling through intergalactic space."
Researchers used computer simulations of black holes and machine learning to generate a revised version (right) of the famous first image of a black hole that was released back in 2019 (left).
Medeiros et al 2023