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Uploaded on Aug 5, 2011
Discovery Retreats expert Janna Levin, Ph.D. answers the question "Can sounds occur in space?"
Black holes may be heard but not seen. Monumental Earth-based and space-based missions aim to record the songs from space for the first time, thereby turning up the volume on the soundtrack to the Universe.
Dr. Levin's scientific research concerns the early Universe, chaos, and black holes. Her second book, a novel called A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (Knopf, 2006), won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers, an award that "honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work...represents distinguished literary achievement..."