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Re: the lowest natural sound yet detected

Subject: Re: the lowest natural sound yet detected
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 13:35:49 -0400
Eric V. Schmidt wrote:
> Hello again;
> "The ripples are separated by about 35,000 light-years-which produces a
> B-flat 57 octaves below middle C."  Does this mean that the wavelength or
> frequency is 1 per 35,000 light years?  That would be a wave length os 1.23
> x 10 to the 19th power.  Is that right?  That is one low sound

I'm not so sure calling it a sound is correct. Since it's traveling 
through space, at best it's got a very thin gas to travel through.

Yes, wavelength of 35,000 light years. Meaning one cycle is going to 
take a very, very long time to pass us. Since it's probably not 
traveling at the speed of light, even longer.

This goes along with the music piece "As Long as Possible" which is 
being played in Europe on a Organ. As I remember, the piece was going to 
take over 600 years to complete playing once. Each note takes years, the 
rest at the beginning took seven years. PBS had a program bit on it.



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