Earthly/Geo/Astro · Sonic/Musical

This Is What Saturn Sounds Like

Below are radio waves from Saturn recorded by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, time compressed, and shifted down in frequency to an audible range.

Saturn by EverydayElk

From NASA:

The Cassini spacecraft began detecting these radio emissions in April 2002, when Cassini was 374 million kilometers (234 million miles) from the planet, using the Cassini radio and plasma wave science instrument. The radio and plasma wave instrument has now provided the first high resolution observations of these emissions, showing an amazing array of variations in frequency and time. The complex radio spectrum with rising and falling tones, is very similar to Earth’s auroral radio emissions. These structures indicate that there are numerous small radio sources moving along magnetic field lines threading the auroral region.

Via MotherBoard

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