Alright guys, so I’m not exactly sure if this belongs in Music, but I thought this was pretty darn cool.
The Voyager probes, my absolute favorite space-farers, have been in space for 38 years. They are out of the solar system, and hopefully are on their way towards someplace far more peaceful. Voyager took many pictures of the planets they passed by, really astonishing and stunning pictures. But, they also were able to record the sounds of the planets.
Okay Bio, I used to think you were a smart guy. You can’t hear sound in space. This is well and true, but Voyager didn’t really record sounds, they just recorded the electromagnetic waves emanating from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as they passed by those planets. These signals were then translated by NASA into sound, which effectively gave us real honest-to-god planetary music. What’s it like? Well, for me, very dark, depressing and lonely. But cool too. It’s an experience all right.
Without further adieu, here are the sounds of the planets.