NASA Turns James Webb’s First Full-Color Images Into Sound



NASA has turned the first full-color images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope into sound. The sounds of the Cosmic Cliffs in the Carina Nebula, two photos showing the Southern Ring Nebula, and an analysis of the transmission spectrum of WASP-96 b reflect the differing tones of the images.

As the image is sonified, it is scanned left to right. This huge, gaseous cavity with the appearance of a mountain range has a vibrant and full soundtrack that depicts all the details in it. Blue hues and windy, drone-like sounds are associated with gas and dust in the top half of the image. Compared to the top half, the bottom half is more clear and melodic, with ruddy oranges and reds.