Scientists have a piece of music from the 5,000. Sunrise of Mars created by the occasional rover of NASA was photographed.

Using a technique known as "data sonification," the image was converted to a two-minute soundtrack that can be played back while the image is playing.

The photo was scanned from left to right and each element of the brightness and color information was converted to a specific pitch and melody.

Your resulting piece, called The Mars Soundscapes will be played next week at the Supercomputing SC18 Conference in Dallas.

In addition to the sounds, the audience is exposed to vibration transducers that allow them to feel vibration in their hands while listening.

"Image sonification is a truly flexible method of researching science, and can be used in a variety of fields, from studying specific properties of planetary surfaces and atmospheres to analyzing weather changes and detecting volcanic eruptions," said Dr. Domenico Vicinanza of Anglia Ruskin University.

"In health science, scientists can find new ways to analyze the appearance of certain shapes and colors, which is particularly useful for image diagnostics."

Opportunity has been taking pictures on the surface of the red planet since 2004. The rover was only supposed to spend 90 days on Mars, but has been there for 14 years.

Earlier this year, Nasa lost communication with it when a massive dust storm broke in, but the team hopes to reestablish contact as conditions stabilize and he has a chance to recharge his batteries.


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