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  • Sun Sonification
    NASA
    01:22
    Science
    537,737

    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

  • Windy Winter Solstice - Lakefield National Park, Cape York
    Nature Sounds
    13:04
    Nature Sounds
    397,544

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

  • 2 Reasons to Go to Mars
    waitbutwhy
    01:08
    Elon Musk
    130,722

    The two reasons Elon Musk thinks it's important for us to colonize Mars.

  • Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and Its Moon Enceladus
    NASA
    00:28
    Science
    85,363

    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

  • Playing the Game of Thrones, with George RR Martin
    StarTalk Radio
    52:39
    Science
    0

    Dragons, skinchangers, the undead – Neil Tyson explores Game of Thrones with George R. R. Martin. With co-host Matt Kirshen, medieval expert Racha Kirakosian, Bill Nye, paleontologist Mark Norrell, Dr. Steven Schlozman aka Dr. Zombie, and astrophysicist Charles Liu. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/playing-the-game-of-thrones-with-george-rr-martin/ Photo Credit: Brandon Royal.

  • Juno: Crossing Jupiter's Bow Shock
    NASA
    00:13
    Science
    2,436,478

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

  • Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Concurrent Engineering
    NASA
    16:05
    Science
    1,034

    The European Space Agency’s Torsten Bieler discusses how ESA uses concurrent engineering. Concurrent engineering, also known as simultaneous engineering, has been adopted by companies and government agencies as a method to improve productivity and reduce costs.

  • Voyager Plasma Sounds
    NASA
    00:32
    Science
    301,947

    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.

  • Apollo 10
    NASA
    57:20
    Science
    1,011

    For Episode 92, experts take the stage at the Johnson Space Center to discuss the historic Apollo 10 mission and how the lessons learned then will help us achieve our goal of returning to the Moon in 2024.

  • Chorus Radio Waves within Earth's Atmosphere
    NASA
    00:29
    nasa
    1,806,602

    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
    1,727,744
  • Beware of Jupiter’s Largest Moon Ganymede
    NASA
    00:59
    Science
    358,187

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

  • Voyager: Interstellar Plasma Sounds
    NASA
    00:12
    nasa
    1,524,385
  • Kepler: Star KIC12268220C Light Curve Waves to Sound
    NASA
    00:07
    nasa
    1,727,550
  • First Likely Marsquake Heard by NASA's InSight
    NASA
    00:40
    Science
    4,617

    This audio illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight spacecraft on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Three distinct kinds of sounds can be heard, all of them detected as ground vibrations by the spacecraft's seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS): There's noise from Martian wind; the seismic event itself; and the spacecraft's robotic arm as it moves to take pictures. News release: https://go.nasa.gov/2VmCkdS This event is the first likely marsquake recorded by the InSight team. Several other seismic events have been recorded but are much more ambiguous than this signal. The audio underscores just how seismically noisy the Martian surface can be and was produced from two sets of sensors included with SEIS. You can hear sounds from the Very Broad Band sensors from your left speakers and sounds from the Short Period sensors from your right speakers. Audio from both sets of sensors have been sped up by a factor of 60; the actual vibrations on Mars would not have been audible to the human ear. Playback on headphones or speaker system recommended for best experience.

  • Stardust: Passing Comet Tempel 1
    NASA
    00:09
    nasa
    1,488,285
  • Mockingbird Nightsong
    Lang Elliott – Music of Nature
    07:52
    Nature Recording
    38,230

    MOCKINGBIRD NIGHT SONG: A Northern Mockingbird singing at night with crickets and gray treefrogs sounding off in the background. Recorded 11:30pm 27 May 2016, near Upperville, Virginia. © Lang Elliott. Microphone: quasi-binaural SASS (Stereo Ambient Sampling System) modified for use with Sennheiser MKH20 microphones. THE NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD is well-known for its habit of singing at night. What most folks do not know is that the night-singers are primarily unmated males, which may sing almost continuously both day and night (especially when the moon is bright), in their quest to locate a mate. I managed to capture the featured recording during a recent expedition, which began with a social event: my partner’s niece was graduating from high school and we went down to attend the ceremony. Given how close we were to Washington D.C., I never imagined that I would get a usable recording (too many cars and jets). But we spent the night in a ranch house surrounded by large fields, and as luck would have it, there was a resident mockingbird that sang throughout much of the night. Resisting my urge to get some much-needed sleep (I was up until nearly 2am the night before, recording frogs), I ventured out around 11pm and walked a considerable distance to his singing tree, which was at the edge of a field. Crickets trilled gently from the grass and a chorus of Gray Treefrogs produced a drone from nearby forest, no doubt sounding off from a pond or swampy area. Not a bad catch for countryside near a major metropolis. Although not exactly a meditative recording, I am quite pleased to document night-singing in this species, along with enough ambient sounds to add spaciousness to the recording. This particular singer is doing some imitations, but the majority of his phrases seem to be of his own device. Rather than analyze his song phrases, I’ve chosen to simply enjoy the soundscape without thinking too much about it. Mockingbird Nightsong, delivered to you on a golden platter! What’ya think?

  • Cassini Shields Up
    NASA
    00:38
    Science
    252,599

    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.

  • Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curve Waves to Sound
    NASA
    00:20
    nasa
    1,665,732
  • Juno: Entering Jupiter's Magnetosphere
    NASA
    00:16
    Science
    2,048,364

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