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The Sound of the Big Bang
Author

John Cramer
Revision date

2003-11-10
Description

The Big Bang sounded more like a deep hum than a bang, according to an analysis of the radiation left over from the cataclysm. Physicist John Cramer of the University of Washington in Seattle has created audio files of the event which can be played on a PC. "The sound is rather like a large jet plane flying 100 feet above your house in the middle of the night," he says.' Apparently the idea for the project came from an 11 year old.
Subjects

*Arts and Humanities > Music
*Mathematica Technology > Front End > Sound
*Science > Physics > Astrophysics
Keywords

Big Bang, sound
URL

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/30/1317249
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994320
http://www.npl.washington.edu/AV/

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