Actual Earth

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Okay. Now I’ve heard everything. Literally.

Our planet Earth is our “everything.” Every thing comes from it and every thing returns to it. Now, thanks to MIT seismologist John Bullitt, we can hear our home planet.

This is the sound of seismic waves traveling through the Earth’s crust from distant earthquakes over a three week period. Bullitt sped it up 10,000 times to bring it into the human auditory and temporal range.

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And there’s more where that came from. Earth as the ultimate resonator. Hear more here, and buy his CD here.

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Haleh January 24, 2008 at 4:49 am

Way cool to hear the bowels of the earth! Love it. Perfect listening for 3:45 a.m. with a glass of wine. Sadly, I’m missing the wine part.

Weird, this makes me feel like the earth is kind and protective of us.

Anya January 26, 2008 at 12:09 am

Wooooh, very cool!

Somewhat OT but…. where does your nice little Flash player for audio come from?

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