NASA brings space horror to Halloween

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The noises didn't technically originate as sound waves - they've been converted into such from electromagnetic emissions that NASA received from its spacefaring equipment. "When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear".

The US space agency NASA has released a list of creepy space sounds.

"Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter" where NASA's Juno spacecraft crossed the boundary of Jupiter's magnanimous magnetic field. Sounds of Jupiter: Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals. Maybe it's time to spice it up with some truly scary tracks: horrifying sounds from the void of space.


NASA also added a description of what these sounds are and how they came to be.

When Juno entered Jupiter's orbit previous year, the planet's magnetic field collided with the solar wind (charged particles released by the sun). It might sound like the universe is dropping the bass, but NASA actually likens these waves to bumper cars which bounce between the magnetic fields at Earth's north and south poles. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation. 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.

"Plasma waves, like the roaring ocean surf, create a rhythmic cacophony that - with the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA's Van Allen Probes - we can hear across space", NASA officials said in the statement. This approach is called "data sonification".


These sounds range from high-pitched chorus of plasma waves, to trance-like radar echoes from the surface of Titan and some haunting whispers from Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.

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


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