NASA Reveals All The 'Spooky' Sounds Of The Solar System

Instead this is data collected by instruments capable of receiving radio waves that NASA's scientists have then examined, and converted into audio files.

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has compiled samplings of otherworldly sounds captured by space probes traversing the solar system.

The macabre roaring and screeching sounds were captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it passed through the massive magnetic field. Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31st October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. The soundtracks come from celestial bodies including Jupiter and Saturn, as well as many different types of stars.

Therefore, NASA scientists made a decision to gather them all in a special Halloween compilation just in time for the spooky holiday.

When Juno entered Jupiter's orbit a year ago, the planet's magnetic field collided with the solar wind (charged particles released by the sun).

"Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which were monitored by the Cassini spacecraft", NASA said.

The playlist features sounds of howling planets, plasma waves and a comet encounter.

Sounds of Jupiter: Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals. The resulting whooshing and whistling sounds turned into a deep boom as Juno moved further inside the planet.

Sounds of a Comet Encounter: During its February 14th, 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. 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.

  • Joe Gonzales