NASA releases audio of what space actually sounds like… and it's terrifying

NASA releases audio of what space actually sounds like… and it's terrifying

Scientists at the American space agency have made a playlist of the mysteriously spooky sounds on Soundcloud and shared it for people to enjoy on Haloween festival.

The space agency has released a compilation of radio emissions emanating from planets throughout the year and later converted into sound waves in order to add some extra spookiness to your celebration.

NASA spacecrafts are actively exploring the cosmos through its advanced spacecrafts and while images of stunning celestial bodies are released on regular basis, release of sounds aren't that common.

Now, these sounds are not actually captured using audio recorders, so we just have to make clear - if you were hanging out in Ganymede's orbit, this is not what you would hear. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions.

The compilation includes the "Roar" of Jupiter captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft that has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's vast magnetic field.

From cacophonic plasma waves to eerie Saturn radio emissions and whispers caught off Jupiter's moons, this playlist of space sounds is weird, beautiful, and a little unpleasant at times. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.

"These plasma waves, like the roaring ocean surf, create a rhythmic cacophony that - with the right tools - we can hear across space". Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet.

Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals and they have done so in case of Jupiter.

Sounds of a Comet Encounter: 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.