Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sounds in space

Being a vacuum, it is fact that sound waves can not travel through it.
A sound wave is simply a wavelength which according to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, we have evolved through the millennia to pick up with our ears. Light also being a wavelength we learned to distinguish with our eyes. The same is said for heat, by the sense of touch. All of the fore-said are simply different forms of radiation.

Now, just because we can not "hear" anything in space this does not mean that there is simply nothing radiating through it's vastness. In fact each planet radiates electromagnetism, which NASA has captured with different probes (The Voyagers) put into space. The electro magnetic radiation has been down tuned (well more just changed the wavelength into an audible source) so that we humans can "hear what they all sound like".

The following youtube videos are of these "sounds" :-

My Personal favourite is Jupiter, which I will post first really atmospheric "space music".

Jupiter:

Uranus:

Io (Moon of Jupiter):

Mercury:

Saturn:



34 comments:

  1. damn this is going to my ipod.

    love em'

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  2. Jupiter is what I liked. Some of the others were very strange. Great post.

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  3. They're awesome sounding. Lo? isn't it Io?

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  4. That is really great, thanks for sharing. You learn something new everyday.. i really like the jupiter one also. Gives you an eerie feeling

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  5. Holy crap I love this background man. So rad.

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  6. pretty interesting...and strange too.

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  7. NASA always comes out with cool stuff

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  8. Amazing! Apparently the sound of earth is static sounding (due to all the radio waves i believe).

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  9. oh god, this is really awesome! :O
    your blog is great, following :)

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  10. Good information. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Uranus sounds horrible, man! I bet it smells bad, too! /fail. Cool blog.

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  12. There is no sound in space no air.

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  13. Never knew the planets had their own music.

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  14. Wow this is amazing, loved jupiter and saturn gets so trippy at the end

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  15. very interesting, thanks

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  16. something out of the original...

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  17. Background+awesome posts? Mind=Blown +1 follower!

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  18. I find space a very interesting yet strange thing. Hope to see more info in the future

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  19. mindblowing. Also, not that there are not "sounds" in spaces just a lack of mechanical waves.

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  20. Wow, jupiter sounds like the halls in dead space

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  21. NOt uranus anymore... urectum

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  22. Space is probably the most fascinating thing we'll ever deal with...good thing we're cutting budgets for NASA!

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