Can you hear sounds in space? You’ve probably heard that question asked numerous times before… well the answer might surprise you.
The Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from the planet Saturn. They come from the planet’s aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions.
These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time.
Basically the planet produces radio waves due to its electromagnetic properties. The waves are thought to be associated with the poles of the planet.
These waves were picked up by the Cassini space craft as it approached the planet. The sound wouldn’t be audible to human ears, and is actually accelerated about 22x its normal speed.
You can hear even more sound in space by checking out our previous post (here).
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