Follow the link to… Focus!

At the end of October 2014 I spent two weeks working at BBC Focus magazine in Bristol – an insightful experience that allowed me to contribute to a number of different projects. For example, I was asked to write an article for the magazine website about a collection of “space sounds” that NASA recently made available to the public through SoundCloud. You can read the full article at – sadly there was too little space (no pun intended!) to include some more technical details that I would have liked to mention. In fact, selecting ten audio clips required a fair amount of research! I found out about the science behind each sound and understood how the data gathered by human-made probes exploring our solar system (and beyond!) is processed and analysed – to eventually become something that all of us can make sense of. For every minute-long sound track, one can really say that there are hours of physics and mathematics behind it!

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