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When it comes to outer space (and cigar-shaped comets), we have a Neil deGrasse Tyson-level of fascination. So when we heard scientists could now "hear" a sunrise on planet Mars, we were all ears (*buh-dum-chhh*). 

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Turns out, researchers at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter can produce sound from images of planets—yeah, far out.

To celebrate the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by NASA's Opportunity Explorer, Dr. Domenico Vicinanza and Dr. Genevieve Williams used sonification (a technique which assigns sounds and pitches to varying degrees of brightness, color and elevation) to create the soundscape associated with the video below—and the melody is equal parts haunting and beautiful. It sort of reminds us of the transcendental "sound healing" music people use to meditate.

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for our new bedtime routine.

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