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Does Our Galaxy Sound Like Funky Blues Music?

Interstellar space is mostly a vacuum, so there is no medium that can carry sound. In other words, space is totally silent. But astronomers have often associated the movement of heavenly bodies with music. With the help of modern technology, one astronomer has turned the signals from the Milky Way into a funky tune. "It was an idea that I had for a long time," said University of Massachusetts Astronomy Research Professor Mark Heyer, "and only recently has some of the...

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