NASA Unleashes Space Data Across the Senses

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Data of objects from space have been liberated from the 2D imagery they have long lived inside. NASA experts now deliver these data so that people can listen, feel, and (virtually) move through the cosmos via holograms and other forms of extended reality. These data taken from telescopes in space – often in light invisible to the human eye – can be transformed into many different modes of experience, providing access to some of space’s most interesting and mysterious objects, and making it more inclusive across platforms used for education, entertainment and research. From listening to sounds around the giant black hole at the Milky Way’s center to walking through the debris of an exploded star in VR, our Universe is universally designed and revealed anew.

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Kimberly Arcand


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Garry Foran

Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing Swinburne University of Technology

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Matt Russo

University of Toronto/SYSTEM Sounds

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Alexander Stewart

Brown University

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