They say in space, no one can hear you scream. 😱But can you hear space?
Well, kind of. Certain spacecraft have instruments that can capture radio emissions, which scientists then convert to sound waves in a process called “data sonification.” We’ve picked 3 especially spooky sounds in honor of the Halloween season.
1. This sonification of lightning on Jupiter was captured by the Voyager 1 space probe when it swung by the gas giant in 1979.
2. The radio emissions from Saturn and its ocean-bearing moon, Enceladus, as captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, were used to create this sonification.
3. What does dense, interstellar plasma sound like? This sonification represents the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as captured by Voyager 1.
Which one did you find most haunting? 👻
Audio Credit: NASA
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