Friday, October 31, 2014
NASA Space Sounds
Despite what you've heard, there are actual sounds in space...
Due to the virtual vacuum in space, it's not sound like you and I experience it (waves pulsing through the air) but electromagnetic waves that pulsate at the same wavelength as the sound waves we can hear.
Instruments on several NASA probes, including Voyager, recorded these waves and translated them into a sound that we can hear.
Some people found the sounds eerie, even terrifying. They did remind me of an epic science fiction movie: multi-timbral, fluting sounds that resonated with waves of pulsating rings and whistles; all punctuated with elements of rushing ships on a causeway. Truly amazing and awe-inspiring.
Sounds were recorded for Jupiter, Saturn, Miranda, Uranus, Neptune, Io and Earth. Listen to the true nature of the solar system and let the sounds take you on a true wonderland tour...