NASA has compiled the supposedly eerie sounds of space in a comprehensive playlist on its website.
The recently uploaded playlist contains dozens of clips from different parts of our solar system.
For example, listeners can listen to the sounds of NASA’s Juno mission as it flew past Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Another impressive sound clip is a sonification of the Cat’s Eye Nebula, located 3,262 light-years from Earth.
Sonification describes when room noises are mixed with other data and amplified.
The length of each clip varies from around 20 seconds to almost a minute.
“You’ve heard the creaks, cracks, and cackles of our universe before,” NASA wrote.
“Using data from our spacecraft, our scientists have collected new eerie sounds from the depths of space just in time for Halloween,” it continued.
“Listen to our playlist full of new ‘moans’ and ‘whistles’ from our universe that would scare even the scariest creatures.”
SOUND IN SPACE
If asked, most people would say that there is no sound in space because sound waves cannot propagate in a vacuum-like environment.
However, under the right conditions, noises can be heard in space, as NASA has revealed in the past.
“The misconception that there is no sound in space arises because most of space is a vacuum in which sound waves cannot propagate,” the agency said tweeted in 2022 while sharing sounds heard from a black hole.
“A galaxy cluster contains so much gas that we actually recorded sounds,” it continued.
In the past, scientists have also discovered how loud the sun’s sounds are.
If the sun’s sound waves were to propagate through space, their surface noise on the sun would be about 100 dB by the time they reach Earth American Academy of Audiology.
This means that tens of thousands of watts of sound energy are generated per meter on the sun.