There is a popular misconception that sound can travel through space. Since space is a vacuum, this isn't possible.
Confusingly this scientific video describes "the sound two black holes make when colliding".
Since it's impossible to make sounds in space, this video is actually a transcription of sorts from one human sense to another (audio). I want to underscore that this is a false transcription, and merely:
- Only a mapping of the unseen to what our senses can appreciate
- Constrained by the limits of technology in conveying this information. Video was used to show a chart. Audio was used to help understand this.
I'm hoping there is a cognitive word to describe the concept of
- an accurate mapping of information (such as sheet music)
- a simulation/flawed representation that requires context. (e.g. "What does gravity taste like?" is no different than asking "what does gravity sound like?")