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Ices on Mars Sonification


This program presents a musical composition created using actual data from Mars. You will see visual animations "showing" this data with maps and graphs and hear musical instruments "playing" this data with variations in pitch and volume. Prepare to stretch your mind and ears as you learn about seasonal variations on Mars. It's a unique and creative new way of presenting scientific data.

Sonification Demo
This is a demonstration of the sonification that takes less time to download. You can access only 3 regions of Mars rather than 10 regions of Mars, but the music and presentation is similar to the full version below.

Sonification
This is the full version of the sonification. It may take a while to download.

Sonfication.zip
Select this option to download the sonification as a zip file that can be opened on your computer. This will take less time to download.

Sonification Alternative Version
This is a different version of the sonification that presents the same data but with different instrumentation. It may take a while to download.

Sonification_Alternative_Version.zip
Select this option to download the sonification as a zip file that can be opened on your computer. This will take less time to download.

Gamma Rays and Ices on Mars Activity (PDF)
Grade Level: 8-12
Description: Curriculum activity introducing students to the two types of ice on Mars (water ice and carbon dioxide ice) and has students interpret data presented visually and musically to understand seasonal variations in the Martian polar region. Download and reproduce this activity to go along with the Sonification above.

Please contact Sanlyn Buxner with comments or questions.

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