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“The Radio gets the drums, the X-ray gets the harpsichord, and everything in between gets a different instrument, like a violin or a flute.”

Dr. Alicia Soderberg collaborated with blind astrophysicist Wanda Diaz-Merced to produce these audio “autopsies” that translate data collected from dying stars into orchestra-like sound files:

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Via NPR’s original report: