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sagansense:

spaceplasma:

Space Music: Symphonies of the Planets

Possibly one of NASA’s most avant-garde projects ever, SYMPHONIES OF THE PLANETS is a five-CD set that is now out of print. Put simply, it consists of recordings made by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 as they passed by the various planets and moons of our solar system. Although sound as we perceive it cannot travel in the vacuum of space, each planet and moon emits its own electromagnetic “signature” that can be picked up by the right instruments, and those emanations can be converted into sound and recorded onto compact discs for your listening enjoyment. 

Symphonies of the planets (CD 1)
Symphonies of the Planets (CD 2)  

This has been one of the gems in my iTunes library that I occasionally listen to as I drift off to sleep…embrace it. These are the detectable “conversations” taking place within our solar neighborhood.


Know what I’m doing on spring break.

sagansense:

spaceplasma:

Space Music: Symphonies of the Planets

Possibly one of NASA’s most avant-garde projects ever, SYMPHONIES OF THE PLANETS is a five-CD set that is now out of print. Put simply, it consists of recordings made by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 as they passed by the various planets and moons of our solar system. Although sound as we perceive it cannot travel in the vacuum of space, each planet and moon emits its own electromagnetic “signature” that can be picked up by the right instruments, and those emanations can be converted into sound and recorded onto compact discs for your listening enjoyment.

This has been one of the gems in my iTunes library that I occasionally listen to as I drift off to sleep…embrace it. These are the detectable “conversations” taking place within our solar neighborhood.

Know what I’m doing on spring break.

(via humanoidhistory)

— 1 week ago with 2798 notes
#planets 
wiseyoungravenclaw:

See this guy? This is astronaut Ron McNair, and he was awesome.
In 1959, when he was nine-years-old, he single-handedly desegregated a South Carolina library by going in, picking some books, trying to check them out, and refusing to leave until he could take the books with him.
He went on to be a physicist and became the second African American in space when he flew on STS-41-B aboard Challenger in 1984.
When he was selected for STS-51-L, which was to be his second mission, a special piece of music was composed for him to play on his saxophone for what would have been the first original piece of music recorded in space.
McNair tragically died in 1986 when the shuttle disintegrated seconds after lift-off, claiming the lives of all seven members of the Challenger crew.
There’s even a kids’ book about him.

wiseyoungravenclaw:

See this guy? This is astronaut Ron McNair, and he was awesome.

In 1959, when he was nine-years-old, he single-handedly desegregated a South Carolina library by going in, picking some books, trying to check them out, and refusing to leave until he could take the books with him.

He went on to be a physicist and became the second African American in space when he flew on STS-41-B aboard Challenger in 1984.

When he was selected for STS-51-L, which was to be his second mission, a special piece of music was composed for him to play on his saxophone for what would have been the first original piece of music recorded in space.

McNair tragically died in 1986 when the shuttle disintegrated seconds after lift-off, claiming the lives of all seven members of the Challenger 
crew.

There’s even a kids’ book about him.

(via thenewenlightenmentage)

— 2 weeks ago with 2344 notes
#sc  #NASA  #mcnair 
discoverynews:

trce:

the-actual-universe:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

This messed me up a little bit.

rebloggngigingi

Awesome meanders!

Geography

discoverynews:

trce:

the-actual-universe:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

This messed me up a little bit.

rebloggngigingi

Awesome meanders!

Geography

(Source: reddit.com)

— 2 weeks ago with 34109 notes
#river 
wavveswavves:

every pedal, drum machine, mic & pre amp we used on this wavves x cloud nothings record

wavveswavves:

every pedal, drum machine, mic & pre amp we used on this wavves x cloud nothings record

(via gearwhore)

— 2 weeks ago with 552 notes
#gear  #cloud nothings 
The Geminids | The Lovely Few →

thelovelyfew:

Our latest album, “The Geminids,” is available on Bandcamp dot com today.

My band has a new album. Please check it out. Phaethon 2 is my fav.

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes

nprmusic:

It’s Friday, you should be dancing. So here’s Italo-disco pioneer Cerrone’s remix of HAIM's “If I Could Change Your Mind.” 

(via npr)

— 3 weeks ago with 736 notes
SUSTO, the Lovely Few to release new albums April 1 →

thelovelyfew:

It’s not a joke.

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#the lovely few  #susto  #album  #geminids 
Guest Mix: Hearts & Plugs | The Grey Estates →

My band The Lovely Few is on this label with these killer cool cats. Dig it.

— 3 weeks ago
#hearts and plugs 

Those Lavender Whales

Hunter-Gatherer

March 7, 2014

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#those lavender whales  #hunter gatherer  #sc  #music 

humanoidhistory:

Prehistoric petroglyphs found at the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, Kern County, California. (One might hope the Navy has taken steps to avoid dropping practice bombs on archeological treasures.)

(NAWCWD)

— 1 month ago with 61 notes