Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  • Source: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • Year: 2014
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann



In 2004 the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Rosetta spacecraft to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which was first discovered in 1969 by Klim Ivanovych Churyumov. The Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet in the summer of 2014 and commenced a detailed study. While orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the spacecraft detected oscillations in the comet environment’s magnetic field. These oscillations were taking place well below the detection of the human ear, but were subsequently translated by the ESA to a higher frequency, making these sounds audible. Thus, we are able to hear the sounds being emitted by Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as a song. 

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: