Getting ready for the Halloween festival, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a collection of sounds of space to increase the spookiness of the celebrations.
While last year, it dressed the Sun up as a spooky ‘Jack-o-Lantern’ last year, 2017 is all about sounds of space.
The space agency has released a compilation of radio emissions emanating from planets which they converted into sound waves.
The collection includes the roaring marble of lightning on Jupiter to the eerie boom of starlight. The sounds are now shared in a new playlist on Soundcloud is made available on YouTube.
The radio waves which were collected by scientists across various missions have been converted into sound waves to make them available for public listening. Compiling these, NASA has released ‘Spooky Sounds from Across the Solar System’ playlist which includes 22 snippets of space sounds.
NASA wrote: “In time for Halloween, we've put together a compilation of elusive "sounds" of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.”
The list of sounds also features the following:
Juno Captures the 'Roar' of Jupiter: NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.
Plasma Waves: 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.
Saturn's Radio Emissions: Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which were monitored by the Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights. More of Saturn's eerie-sounding radio emissions.
Sounds of Jupiter: Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals. This approach is called "data sonification". On June 27, 1996, the Galileo spacecraft made the first flyby of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, and this audio track represents data from Galileo's Plasma Wave Experiment instrument.
Sounds of a Comet Encounter: During its Feb. 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks, as can be heard in this audio track.