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NASA releases creepy space sounds for Halloween

01 November 2017, 12:34 | Antonio Miles

Nasa has a Halloween special for you: Spooky sounds from space to 'make your skin crawl'

NASA releases spooky “sounds” of “howling” space

Contrary to the popular notion, the outer space does not have sound, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA just proved the contrary as it recently released a compilation of creepy radio recordings from space dating back to 1996, just "in time for Halloween".

The real noises are made from radio emissions in deep space that NASA has converted to sound waves. "When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear", NASA explained.

The scientists at NASA want to get us all in the Halloween mood with a playlist of spooky sounds collected from the agency's interstellar missions.

The compilation includes the "Roar" of Jupiter captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft that has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's enormous magnetic field. However, many of them are capable of capturing not only images, but also sounds.

Also included on the NASA soundtrack are sounds from Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.

Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter: Juno is now orbiting Jupiter.

"The plasma waves, like the roaring ocean surf, create a rhythmic cacophony that - with the right tools - we can hear across space", it added. 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.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which recently ended its ended its epic 13-year stint at Saturn on September 15, also captured eerie-sounding radio emissions from the ringed planet. This approach is called "data sonification".

Another recording - Sounds of a Comet Encounter - features sounds of rocks and dust particles colliding with the Stardust Aircraft, as comet Tempel 1 flies by on February 14, 2011. During its February 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.

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