The Challenge | Hello, Bennu!

Tell the world about the asteroid named Bennu.


Our project is to create a platform – FM Bennu, which will raise awareness about the asteroid through cosmic music. FM Bennu uses NASA data that allows humans to listen to the universe. It will be live stream radio transmitting cosmic music and podcast.


We would like to tell the world about the asteroid named Bennu through sound art. Scientists also called Bennu - Time Capsule as it may contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life and the Earth’s oceans. Bennu can answer questions and teach us about the history of our galaxy. It completes an orbit around the Sun every 436.604 days (1.2 years) and every 6 years comes very close to Earth, within 0.002 AU.

We would like to raise awareness about importance of Bennu through our project with creating the platform FM Bennu radio station, which will be sound representation of asteroid Bennu’s journey in our solar system. From ancient times sound offers us a powerful means of communication. Music enables us to experience the world around us through sound and transcends barriers like cultural differences. Additionally we will create different communication social media channels like App for mobiles, Youtube live stream and SoundCloud channel.

Sound waves can't travel through the vacuum of space but electromagnetic waves can. Data sonification translates electromagnetic waves into sound waves to be understandable for humans. With this app we will have live stream radio, where earthlings can hear electromagnetic waves transformed into sound waves.

We believe that FM Bennu will raise awareness about asteroid itself and at the same time will be inspiring tool for artists in various fields , like experimental musicians. FM Bennu will also be beneficial for educational purposes through podcast from scientist and bloggers.

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SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.