NASA decided to celebrate Halloween in a unique way, and to show everybody how spooky space actually is. Therefore, it released a series of recordings of the scariest sounds which could be heard in space. The Halloween compilation been published on SoundCloud, and are available for everyone to listen to.
NASA found the best way to celebrate Halloween
NASA has sent hundreds of spacecrafts in outer space to capture images of the darkest corners of the universe. However, many of them are capable of capturing not only images, but also sounds. In fact, the sound is obtained after it gets converted from the original radio emissions present in space, and the results are worthy of a creepy celebration. Therefore, NASA scientists decided to gather them all in a special Halloween compilation just in time for the spooky holiday.
The content of the spooky audio files comes from the radio emissions produced by planets, plasma waves, and a comet. At the beginning of the compilation, you can hear Juno Crossing Jupiter’s Bow Shock. Juno, NASA’s spacecraft, releases a whistling sound as it’s moving through magnetic winds. Then, the spacecraft enters the magnetosphere of the planet, and releases a deep boom.
The spooky Halloween compilation gathers sounds of planets, plasma, and comets
If you’re curious how plasma waves sound like, you have to listen to Chorus Radio Waves Within Earth’s Atmosphere. These waves are actually composed of the movement of magnetic and electric fields through the plasma, which produce sound as they disturb the ions present in it.
Of course, the scientists couldn’t omit the Cassini recordings, so the sounds of Saturn are present as well, together with the prolonged whistling issued as Jupiter’s lightning moves into the magnetic plasma lying above the planet.
However, the true star of the Halloween compilation is Tempel 1, a comet recorded as it flew by Earth in 2011. In fact, the sounds were produced as Stardust, a NASA spacecraft, was hit by multiple particles of dust as the comet passed by it.
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