space photos and sound library

This planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved. One that illuminates our nights has gained attention, once again, as NASA reveals a pictorial ode to the first instance when man met the moon, and a sound library to accompaniate it.

Courtesy of NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Courtesy of NASA/Project Apollo Archive

There are around 10 000 photographs in all at a resolution of 1800 dpi, and they’re sorted by the roll of film they were on. Just about every memory captured by Apollo astronauts on lunar missions has now been made public on Project Apollo Archive Flickr account. The Project Apollo Archive is also on Facebook.

Courtesy of NASA/Project Apollo Archive

Courtesy of NASA/Project Apollo Archive

The Hasselblad cameras were used by the astronauts to bring their experience back to Earth. The resulting prints have been painstakingly restored for contemporary high-resolution screens for this wonderful archival project. Space fans must stay tuned for new renderings of some of the best imagery, and other rare images including Apollo 11 training photos.

Additionally, Nasa has set up special instruments which recorded electromagnetic vibrations on the Voyager space probe and converted these specific sounds into actual music. The recordings include the sounds of Saturn’s rings, Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus as well as what Earth would sound like millions of kilometres away. You can listen to the entire soundtrack on the NASA SoundCloud page.

By: Aleeshba Saigol

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