Space Music

The odd music of the spheres

At press time, no new launch date had been set, but if you're following Swift closely or have an insatiable love for exotic astrophysical phenomena, you might enjoy a little tune written and performed by an a cappella group known as the Chromatics. Here's an excerpt from the aptly titled "Swift Song," concerning the function of the observatory:

Swift is the satellite that swings/
Onto those brightly bursting
things/
To grab the multi-wavelength
answer to what makes them glow.

The group, which calls its music "astrocappella", sings about all aspects of astronomy. Depending on your
musical tastes, though, the lyrics might be better read than heard.

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