Sounds of space released by NASA

Steve Phelps
November 1, 2017

"Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders", said NASA, "Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions".

The sinister sounds feature eerie radio emissions from Saturn to hair-raising sounds from Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede, having been recorded by various missions by the space agency in recent years. We can't hear these sounds in their raw form, so NASA has converted them into an audible format suitable for our ears-and the results are unsettling. This was captured on audio by the U.S. space agency.

Other recordings include the sounds of Saturn and Jupiter.

Some of these radio signals were translated into sounds to understand the signal better, the process also known as "data sonification". From howling planets, whistling winds, and sounds of sonic booms to something right out of the Alien: Covenant movie, space certain can sound just as eerie as ever. At the beginning of the compilation, you can hear Juno Crossing Jupiter's Bow Shock.

Another sound resembling "roaring ocean surf" - the Plasma waves, was recorded with the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA's Van Allen Probes. But my favorites are, by far, these spooky sounds. It should be noted that these sounds are not captured using audio recorders.

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If you're curious how plasma waves sound like, you have to listen to Chorus Radio Waves Within Earth's Atmosphere. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights.

Saturn appeared to also produce a spooky version of Star Trek-like sound effects thanks to its source of intense radio emissions.

In 2011, NASA's Stardust spacecraft flew by the Tempel 1 comet.

The full playlist can be found here.

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