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A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion years ago.

Now, armed with more sophisticated data from a satellite mission observing the cosmic microwave background – a faint glow in the universe that acts as sort of a fossilized fingerprint of the Big Bang – Cramer has produced new recordings that fill in higher frequencies to create a fuller and richer sound. (The sound files run from 20 seconds to a little longer than 8 minutes.)

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Go to the source for the sound files smile.gif
 
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post #2 of 71
Shouldn't sound more like this?
 
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post #3 of 71
UW represent! Very interesting article. I'm gonna have to listen to this sometime later. I wonder if I can find the FLAC anywhere online tongue.gif
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post #4 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

Shouldn't sound more like this?

That's an explosion using explosives traveling through air, not a bang in "nothingness" traveling through "nothing"
    
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Sounds like spaceships landing... biggrin.gif
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Trippy upsidedwnsmiley.gif
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post #7 of 71
I just heard the big bang audio... now I KNOW aliens are involved.
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Where are the hallucinogenic when you need them biggrin.gif
    
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post #9 of 71
Come on, we all know the big bang sounds like this...




Oh, wrong big bang.
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post #10 of 71
Neat. Kind of what I expected though. High energy/density = high frequency. As it expands, the density and energy decrease, hence a lower frequency (didn't read the article, just based on sound).
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