What Do The Planets Sound Like?


We all know that sound does not travel in a vacuum. But this does not mean that there isn’t electromagnetic vibrations present that are in the range of human hearing (20hz – 20khz). So, if we took those frequencies and converted them to sound, we could actually “hear” the planets.

NASA has done this in the following video, and they sound like an ethereal orchestra playing, very moody and (pardon the description) atmospheric. The “sound” was collected from the following heavenly bodies:

  • Earth
  • Jupiter
  • Jupiter’s moon Io
  • Saturn
  • Saturn’s rings
  • Uranus
  • Uranus’ moon Miranda
  • Uranus’ rings
  • Neptune

So, sit back and enjoy a little “space opera”. You just might find it oddly relaxing.

If you want to eavesdrop on more of the universe, check out the live Radio Astronomy Project. Who knows, you may hear something that changes our understanding of the universe.

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