What Do Earth’s Mountains And Valleys Really Sound Like?

What Do Earth’s Mountains And Valleys Really Sound Like?


A project called the Flat Earth Society used elevation map data from NASA to create a record that essentially has microscopic versions of the Rocky Mountains, the Himalayas, the Alps, and even the Grand Canyon. The record looks cool, as the grooves of course create a pattern that mirrors a map of the world. But when played back it’s just a garbled mess of hiss, noise and random pops. Thankfully there are eight other planets in our solar system we can try, maybe Mars’ craters and valleys are secretly hiding a number one hit? [Vimeo via Notcot]