When Halloween is around the corner how NASA, the US space agency, can stay behind. Yes NASA has joined the Halloween party and has released a unique space inspired soundtrack which would definitely make your skin crawl. The soundtrack is a compilation of elusive “sounds” of howling planets and whistling helium. These tracks are nothing but the result of scientists converting the emitted radio wave signals captured by spacecraft instruments into sound waves, which is known as data sonification. Data sonification enhances the quality and clarity of data collected from the source.
NASA perfectly explained the soundtracks in its website. It said that soaring to the depths of our Universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear.
The playlist includes various assorted sounds from NASA’s several space missions to Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and other celestial bodies. There are around 20 soundtracks featuring roaring Jupiter, Plasma waves, sounds of comet encountering each other and much more. Really, these are very scary and spooky and are a perfect gift from NASA for Halloween. It will definitely cheer up your Halloween mood. Among the spooky tracks, the sound coming from Jupiter is the scariest.
NASA says that its Juno spacecraft captures the ‘Roar’ of Jupiter by crossing the Jupiter’s intense magnetic field. The encounter took place on June 24, 2016. NASA again compared the sound of the Plasma waves like that of the roaring ocean surf. These plasma waves create a rhythmic cacophony which could be heard across space. It also informed that the radio emissions coming out from Saturn was monitored by the revolutionary Cassini spacecraft. The soundtrack also captures the eeriest and ear-throbbing sound from Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. In 1996, the Galileo spacecraft made the first flyby of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, and this audio track represents data from Galileo’s Plasma Wave Experiment instrument.
People across the world are all ready to welcome Halloween- the festival that marks good fortune and has a ghostly appeal. They wear different weird and ghostly costumes to celebrate Halloween an also this new Halloween special spooky soundtrack released by NASA would definitely be the icing on the cake.