NASA released the sound of a black hole that the human ear can hear. According to a report by Mashable, the black hole is located 200 light-years away in the Perseus cluster of galaxies. Black holes are extremely dense objects whose gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape. The audio of the black hole sound has been released by NASA on its Twitter account, which also explains how the sound travels in a vacuum.
“The misconception that there is no sound in space stems from the fact that most space is empty and provides no path for sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster contains so much gas that we’ve picked up the actual sound. Here it’s amplified and compared with other data , hear black holes,” NASA said on its Twitter account dedicated to exoplanets.
The misconception that there is no sound in space stems from the fact that most space is a vacuum and cannot allow sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster contains so much gas that we already pick up actual sounds. Here it is amplified and mixed with other data, a black hole is heard! pic.twitter.com/RobcZs7F9e
— NASA Exoplanets (@NASAExoplanets) August 21, 2022
The clip sounds like rumblings and moans, similar to Stranger Things Interlude, but it’s actually pressure waves rippling in hot gas. This eerie, terrifying and mysterious sound is often heard in sci-fi movies during space travel.
The sound was created from data captured by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, a recording originally released in May of this year.
Last month, astronomers discovered a dormant black hole in a galaxy near our own Milky Way. They say it appears to have been born without a dying star exploding.
The giant void found in the Tarantula Nebula region of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy differs from all other known black holes in that it is “X-ray quiet” — not emitting powerful X-ray radiation to devour nearby black holes, scientists say Matter is created by its powerful gravitational pull — and it’s not born in stellar explosions called supernovae.
It is about 160,000 light-years away from Earth. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year, which is approximately 9.5 trillion kilometers.