Two researchers, Dr. Domenico Vicinanza of Anglia Ruskin University and Dr. Genevieve Williams, have “sonified” a video of the 5,000th Martian daybreak captured by way of the Mars rover, Opportunity. The tune is a illustration of the revel in of seeing the solar upward thrust over the purple dunes as mild pierces the planet’s environment.
From the release:
Researchers created the piece of tune by way of scanning an image from left to proper, pixel by way of pixel, and having a look at brightness and color data and mixing them with terrain elevation. They used algorithms to assign each and every component a particular pitch and melody.
The quiet, gradual harmonies are a outcome of the darkish background and the brighter, upper pitched sounds in opposition to the center of the piece are created by way of the sonification of the intense solar disk.
Given that you’re actually observing the solar upward thrust over the sands of Mars because of the efforts of a bit of multi-wheeled robotic and you’ll now listen the musical an identical of this superb step forward, it’s beautiful laborious to really feel that humanity is heading towards a dismal position. The subsequent step forward, I believe, will occur once we’re in a position to ship a human orchestra up there to recreate it with actual tools.