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  • Sun Sonification
    NASA
    01:22
    Science
    648,303

    The Stanford Experimental Physics Lab sonified data from the European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). This humming sound captures the Sun’s natural vibrations and provides scientists with a concrete representation of its dynamic movements. For more solar sounds, visit: http://soi.stanford.edu/results/sounds.html

  • Quake Sol 173
    NASA
    00:46
    Science
    585,549

    A recording of a magnitude 3.7 marsquake from InSight's seismometer, called SEIS. This quake was recorded on May 22, 2019 (the 173rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission). Far below the human range of hearing, this sonification from SEIS had to be sped up and slightly processed to be audible through headphones.

  • Sounds from InSight's Pressure Sensor on Mars
    NASA
    02:27
    168,568

    Listen to data from the air pressure sensor on NASA's InSight lander, indicating wind blowing by on Mars. The data were sped up by a factor of 100, shortening the duration of the recording and shifting it up in frequency 100 times (a little more than six octaves). JPL manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For more information on the InSight mission, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/insight Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CNES/Cornell

  • Windy Winter Solstice - Lakefield National Park, Cape York
    Nature Sounds
    13:04
    Nature Sounds
    432,794

    Solfeggio frequencies recorded on the morning of the winter solstice copyright Tai Inoue at Nature Sounds 2011

  • Quake Sol 235
    NASA
    00:15
    Science
    348,159

    A recording of a magnitude 3.3 marsquake from InSight's seismometer, called SEIS. This quake was recorded on July 25, 2019 (Sol 235). Far below the human range of hearing, this sonification from SEIS had to be sped up and slightly processed to be audible through headphones.

  • Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and Its Moon Enceladus
    NASA
    00:28
    Science
    126,849

    New research from the up-close Grand Finale orbits of NASA’s Cassini mission shows a surprisingly powerful interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its moon Enceladus. Researchers converted the recording of plasma waves into a “whooshing” audio file that we can hear -- in the same way a radio translates electromagnetic waves into music. Much like air or water, plasma (the fourth state of matter) generates waves to carry energy. The recording was captured by the Radio Plasma Wave Science (RPWS) instrument Sept. 2, 2017, two weeks before Cassini was deliberately plunged into the atmosphere of Saturn. For more information, visit: saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Iowa

  • Juno: Crossing Jupiter's Bow Shock
    NASA
    00:13
    Science
    2,472,168

    Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.

  • Highland Rain - Papua New Guinea: Album Sample
    Listening Earth
    02:58
    Nature Soundscape
    5,072

    3 minute audio sample from the 88 minute nature soundscape recording; “Highland Rain - Papua New Guinea”. Listen to the complete recording: http://www.listeningearth.com/play/album/95HighlandRain.php A gentle rainstorm begins in a highland cloudforest. It is late afternoon, and the mists swirling through the treetops are building to rain. At first, there is just a spattering of raindrops, but the rain grows and is soon falling steadily. A background whisper grows to a pervasive hiss, emanating from the trees above as rain lands on the canopy and then falls, spattering off leaves and onto the forest floor. After a while, the rain subsides, leaving the forest soaked and residual moisture still falling from overhead. With the quiet, birdsong returns. And not just any birdsong. This recording was made in the high cloudforests of New Guinea, and many of the species you can hear are found nowhere else on the planet. So prepare for a soaking in this unique environment.

  • Voyager Plasma Sounds
    NASA
    00:32
    Science
    332,836

    These melodious tones are created at a special frequency in a plasma with a magnetic field. The frequency is set by the number of electrons in a given volume (the electron density) and the strength of the magnetic field. Hence, the frequency of these waves, called upper hybrid waves, can provide a very accurate measure of the density of the plasma; a fundamental property of the Jovian environment of interest to scientists. These emissions were acquired by Voyager 2 as it passed through the outer magnetosphere in 1979.

  • Beware of Jupiter’s Largest Moon Ganymede
    NASA
    00:59
    Science
    386,983

    And beware the weird radio emissions Galileo gathered from Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.

  • Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
    NASA
    00:07
    nasa
    1,753,416
  • Golden Record: Life Signs, Pulsar
    NASA
    00:51
    NASA
    599,396

    This is a sound that was electronically placed onboard the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft.

  • InSight Dinks And Donks Sample
    NASA
    02:00
    Science
    109,377

    A recording of "dinks and donks," strange sounds created by friction inside of InSight's seismometer, called SEIS. Scientists aren't entirely sure what causes each of these sounds, by they are created by parts inside the seismometer contracting as they cool down, especially during sunset. These were recorded on just after sundown on July 16, 2019 (Sol 226).

  • Chorus Radio Waves within Earth's Atmosphere
    NASA
    00:29
    nasa
    1,833,541

    Courtesty of Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS)aboard NASA’s Van Allen Probes team at the University of Iowa

  • Voyager: Lightning on Jupiter
    NASA
    00:08
    nasa
    1,751,763
  • Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
    NASA
    00:09
    nasa
    1,514,295
  • Juno: Entering Jupiter's Magnetosphere
    NASA
    00:16
    Science
    2,068,050

    Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.

  • Cassini Shields Up
    NASA
    00:38
    Science
    275,785

    Before settling into orbit around Saturn, Cassini faced a white-knuckle ride through the plane of the planet’s rings. When converted into an audio file, the interstellar cacophony is reminiscent of a hellstorm on Earth.

  • Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
    NASA
    00:12
    nasa
    1,546,545
  • Cassini: Saturn Radio Emissions #1
    NASA
    00:19
    nasa
    1,139,859

    Saturn is a source of intense radio emissions, which were monitored by our Cassini spacecraft. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights. This is an audio file of radio emissions from Saturn.