NASA brings space horror to Halloween

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NASA has sent hundreds of spacecrafts in outer space to capture images of the darkest corners of the universe. The noises are taken from radio emissions converted to sound tracks from nearby planets and empty space, and were recorded by NASA probes up to hundreds of millions of miles away. "When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear", NASA explained.

A playlist of spooky space sounds has been released by NASA to coincide with Halloween. That may very well be the case, but that doesn't mean space isn't filled with an abundance of unusual sounds in the form of radio bursts, electromagnetic pulses, solar wind, charged particle bursts, and other celestial emissions.

NASA also added a description of what these sounds are and how they came to be. Therefore, it released a series of recordings of the scariest sounds which could be heard in space. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation.

The playlist features sounds of howling planets, plasma waves and a comet encounter.

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If you're curious how plasma waves sound like, you have to listen to Chorus Radio Waves Within Earth's Atmosphere.

Next up are the plasma waves, like the roaring ocean surf, captured using the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA's Van Allen Probes. This approach is called "data sonification".

Another clip on the celestial soundtrack, "Beware of Jupiter's Largest Moon, Ganymede", was created from NASA's spacecraft, Galileo, making the first flyby of the planet's moon in 1996. During its February 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks, as can be heard in this audio track.