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A team of scientists, musicians, and a member of the blind and visually impaired community worked to adapt Webb’s data, with support from the Webb mission and NASA’s Universe of Learning. These audio tracks support blind and low-vision listeners first, but are designed to be captivating to anyone who tunes in.

These tracks are not actual sounds recorded in space. Instead, Webb’s data has been mapped to sound, carefully composing music to accurately represent details the team would like listeners to focus on. In a way, these sonifications are like modern dance or abstract painting – they convert Webb’s images and data to a new medium to engage and inspire listeners.

You can explore all of the sonification clips for Webb’s first images here.


NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Kimberly Arcand (CXC, SAO), Matt Russo (SYSTEM Sounds), Andrew Santaguida (SYSTEM Sounds), Quyen Hart (STScI), Claire Blome (STScI), Christine Malec

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Release date:31 August 2022, 16:00
Related announcements:ann2208
Duration:30 s
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