- Hello Moon Can You Hear Me?
Exploring space doesn't always have to be about looking, we can listen too.
'Hello Moon Can You Hear Me?' is a remix of sounds from space by music producers Jim Spencer and David Tolan working in collaboration with Jodrell Bank's Tim O'Brien.
The track includes signals from spacecraft at the dawn of the space age, the death throes of an exploding star and the sounds which flooded through the Universe after the Big Bang. The title itself echoes the recording of a voice bounced off the Moon made more than 50 years ago here at Jodrell Bank. Read more about the sounds included in the mix on Tim's blog.
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Jim Spencer, David Tolan, Tim O'Brien - OGEN 069
In summer 2007 Jodrell Bank organised a Moonbounce in collaboration with The Times newspaper. In this audio you can hear Professor Phil Diamond testing the system followed by some poems read to the Moon by local schoolchildren.
© Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester
- Sounds of Space
In the August Extra 2008 edition of the Jodcast, Dr Stuart Lowe talked to Dr Tim O'Brien (University of Manchester) about the sounds of space. The sounds we played were: The sound of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A recorded by the Lovell Telescope; Whistler waves; Proton Whistlers; Leonid meteor echoes; Jovian Chorus; Jovian S-Burst; Jovian S-Burst speeded up by a factor 128; ESA Huygens lander radar signal; Solar sounds generated from 40 days of Michelson Doppler Imager data and processed by A. Kosovichev; Solar Energetic Particles data from the HELIOS mission; X-ray observations of Cygnus X-1 from the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer; PSR B0329+54 observations from the Lovell Telescope; Vela pulsar observations; Crab pulsar observations; PSR B1937+21 observations; Pulsars in globular cluster 47 Tuc; Double pulsar eclipse; The first million years of the Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background.
© Jodcast, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester and various others