Physicist's “Sounds of Space” enters the repertoire of classical music on Earth



With the support of NASA, AGU member Don Gurnett (SPA) has been collecting “sounds of space” from planetary magnestospheres and from interplanetary space. He collected these sounds over a 40-year period using plasma wave receivers on over 30 space missions, including such well-known missions as Voyagers 1 and 2, Galileo, and Cassini. A chamber work in 10 movements based on some of these sounds, and written for the San Francisco-based Kronos Quarter, had is second performance at the Wortham Center in Houston, Txas, on January 23.