MadSci Network: Astronomy

Subject: Why do people associate some sounds with space?

Date: Mon Mar 28 06:03:34 2005
Posted by Rogier Sluimers
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Enschede State/Province: No state entered. Country: Netherlands
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1112011414.As

When you walk into one of those IMax theaters, where the screen covers the
entire room except for the floor, you usually get to see some movie that would
be called "Sights and sounds of the galaxies and beyond" for example (I just
made that title up). The movie would then show pictures made by the Hubble space
telescope, accompanied with Jonn Serrie music.
But...There's no sound in space!
So why do these *zzzzzzzhhh* *shhhhhhsssshshhshshshooooooooooo*
*whhhhhhhhheoooeeeshhhh* *weeoowweeoowweeoowweeoowweeooww* sounds get associated
with space?

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