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NASA Voyager Recordings

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Although sound does not propagate through interplanetary space in the same way that it carries in Earth’s atmosphere, outer space being virtually devoid of atmosphere, there exist similar phenomena - such as electromagnetic vibration in plasma ejected by the Sun. The Voyager space probes launched by NASA gathered field recordings of the interaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere of various planets and moons in the Solar System.

This interaction results in vibration within the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, which is also the range of human hearing. When returned to Earth these field recordings can be made audible, allowing us to hear the distinctive sounds that planets and moons generate in the solar weather.

NASA has released at least two different series of these field recordings. They are listed here in order of popularity:

1. Symphonies of the Planets (5 disc set)
Symphonies of the Planets 1
Symphonies of the Planets 2
Symphonies of the Planets 3
Symphonies of the Planets 4
Symphonies of the Planets 5

2. NASA Space Sounds (10 disc set)
Jupiter
Miranda
Neptune
Rings of Uranus
Saturn’s Rings
Saturn
Song of Earth
Sphere of Io
Uranus
Voice of Earth

3. miscellaneous
Space Sounds Music
Celestial Love Songs (excerpts from the 10 disc set and Space Sounds Music)

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  • L__f

    this shit bumps in the whip [3]

    29 Jun 4:01am Reply
  • jakobdorof

    this shit bumps in the whip [2]

    25 Jun 4:03am Reply
  • jordanblach

    this shit bumps in the whip

    30 May 11:45pm Reply
  • Tarjever

    )))) No, I can't understand it... It's interesting to listen for one or two minutes. But it's NOT music! And not actual tunes by Jupiter, Saturn or Uranus, too. How can you listen to the whole album? ))))

    20 May 8:42am Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Please,come to Earth <3

    3 Apr 2:31pm Reply
  • OmoNsasi

    I've spent time at NASA JPL listening to quite a bit of the audio data collected by the Voyager spacecrafts. I've also listened to material collected by Prof. Donald Gurnett at his team at the University of Iowa. I do enjoy these CD's quite alot but they have no similarities to the existing data. I'm curious how these sounds were processed from the original data. It's quite creative. I'm also curious if NASA or the scientists who collected this data have been financially compensated for their contributions to your creative works? Has there been any attempt to cite them appropriately for the original data that your works are based upon? Honestly, this would be the right thing to do.

    28 Mar 6:38am Reply
  • DrunkDorianGray

    jupiter is tryin 2 hard imo

    24 Mar 7:08am Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Perfect club music.

    14 Feb 2:24am Reply
  • thony360

    true space music

    9 Feb 12:42am Reply
  • Lord_krepelka

    Вояджеры вообще ребята

    14 Jan 5:05pm Reply
  • Baxter373

    Fantastic sound.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Thurible

    My musical taste has expanded to outer space.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LORDINFERNO666

    COME TO POALND! [9] ----- or die !!

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • panfilip

    PELEND

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • weg0rz

    COME TO POALND! [8]

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DxAxPanda

    these symphonies make me feel uncomfortable, I actually like it quite a lot

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Stanzmastertron

    Who knew space sounded like dark ambient. I wonder if there's a planet that sounds like MBV.

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Eddie_Gonzalez

    haunting

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Nick_ThP

    Loving this stuff

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Clubonica

    kvlt.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
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