A WPI professor is set to debut his first musical album this week and it's out of this world.
The album, "Octave of Light," is about exoplanets, or planets which orbit a star outside of our solar system.
David Ibbett says he hopes listeners will hear life on exoplanets through the music.
He says it's a mix of classical and electronic, and is meant to audibly illustrate molecules found on the exoplanets.
"I thought if we translate these light frequencies into sounds, perhaps we can perceive more of what’s actually there on these planets and hear the contents of their atmospheres," said Ibbett, an adjunct professor of music at WPI.
The album will debut virtually as a part of the Multiverse Concert Series at the Boston Museum of Science Thursday night.