Researchers know a lot about Mars, at least as to how it looks. On the other hand, the sound is much more challenging, and it’s not like we have high powered microphones listening to the windswind across Martin’s plains.
Now researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and University of Exeter have created an interesting piece of music not only inspired by Mars, but actually compiled by a computer algorithm using a Mars sunrise as data. The result is a surprisingly pleasing piece of music, and you can listen to it yourself.
The bit is only a few minutes long, so keep on giving it a listener:
Pretty good, huh? But how exactly was it created? Anglia Ruskin University describes its creation as follows:
Researchers created the piece of music by scanning a picture from left to right, pixel for pixels, looking at brightness and color information and combining them with terrain height. They used algorithms to assign a certain pitch and melody to each element.
As you suppose, they assume quieter notes and flowing background noise from the dark area surrounding the sun in the image. Higher rising notes are lighter pixels near the bright center in the middle.
“We are very pleased to present this work on such a fascinating planet,” said Dr. Domenico Vicinanza, one of the researchers who participates in the project. statement. “Image enlargement is a very flexible technology for exploring science and it can be used in several areas, from studying some properties of planet surfaces and atmospheres, to analyze weather changes or to detect volcanic eruptions.”
The piece will actually be performed, “So to say, at the SC18 supercomputing conference in Dallas on November 13th. The audience members will hear the song through traditional speakers and” vibrators “that let them know it. nice.