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Music Moonbell - Japanese Space Agency Moon Music Experiment

Discussion in 'General' started by supermonkey, 1 Sep 2009.

  1. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    If you're wondering what our Japanese colleagues are up to over at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), head on over the Moonbell Website.

    For the past two years, the Japanese Kaguya satellite has been orbiting the Moon. Aside from the breathtaking HD video of the Earthrise, one of Kaguya's sensors has been taking altimeter readings of the Moon's surface.

    The engineers at JAXA have written a program to interpret the altitude data as music. The interface offers a few different user settings, and anyone with a background in music will enjoy playing around with the scales. You can hear what a normal orbit sounds like, or you can drag your mouse all over the surface to create your own score.

    I think it sounds like Moon Jazz. :hip:

    -monkey
     

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