NASA has shared an extremely eerie collection of sounds from the universe titled ‘Sinister Sounds of the Solar System’, on Soundcloud. NASA released these hair-raising, creepy sounds from the cosmos, just in time for Halloween.
This bone-chilling Halloween playlist curated by the US space agency is not your typical Halloween music. Instead of growls of werewolves and creaking sounds of doors in haunted houses, NASA’s playlist features sounds from the universe. According to a statement from NASA, the playlist is comprised of ‘moans’ and ‘whistles’ from the universe. NASA further added that these sounds would terrify even the scariest creatures.
This playlist contains ‘sounds from the ancient universe’ which were gathered by the European Space Agency’s Plank Spacecraft. From 2009 to 2013, this spacecraft studied the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). CMB is the leftover light of the Big Bang. 13.8 billion years ago, sound waves shocked the early universe, triggered by quantum fluctuations occurring just moments after the Big Bang.
It also features sounds from the quakes on Mars. NASA’s Mars InSight lander measured and recorded these. In 2019, the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument of the lander detected these faint signals.
The playlist even includes some sounds from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory captured these sounds emitted by a supermassive black hole at the galactic center.
NASA also shared the sounds of waves created by swirling auroras in Jupiter. On February 2, 2017, NASA’s Juno spacecraft passed closely by Jupiter for the fourth time. At this moment, Juno was able to record plasma wave signals emitted from Jupiter’s ionosphere. The playlist features the sounds of radio and plasma waves from Jupiter’s magnetosphere.
Creaks, cracks, and cackling sounds of the universe aren’t unknown to us. However, make sure to check out the complete collection of the latest sinister sounds here.