Scientists are also living people and like to joke, but this news is from another category. NASA published a collection of genuine, raw sounds from near and far space to demonstrate the greatness of the universe from a little-known side. We are used to seeing only colorful images of space objects, and the acoustics of interstellar space remains something exotic for us.
Contrary to popular belief, there is sound in the vacuum of outer space, but you need to be in the right place to hear it. This made the spacecraft Voyager, Juno, Cassini and others. Their creators did not expect that the universe will sound so gloomy, but that is, that is – Halloween has become a convenient occasion for the presentation of these records.
One of the tracks was recorded by the instrument “Waves” on the Juno board on June 24, 2016. The device passed through the so-called “shock zone” of Jupiter, where the solar wind collides with the powerful magnetic field of the gas giant. And this gives rise to an eerie sound, reminiscent of the breath of a pseudo-living creature.
With it echoes Track No. 12 – the rhythmic hiss of plasma in the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, in the region of the poles. Cassini also managed to record echo-echoing signals reflected from the surface of Titan, which sound like the soundtrack for a new blockbuster franchise “Aliens.” You can listen to all 22 songs for free, on the SoundCloud website