Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Songs of the Universe

"The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody."
– Albert Camus 
(Earth Image Credit: NASA)
Out there in the space as they say, no one can hear you scream... and that will be because of the vacuum. However, radio waves can happily pass through that medium and radiate out across the galaxy. 
If you’ve ever seen static on a TV screen did you know that you’re actually tuning into the white noise of the universe, the static that fills the radio waves between our broadcasts. Listen to the pops and whistles from the audio output of a radio telescope and you may hear Jupiter and its moons, our sun's wail, the distant clicking of pulsars, and even the echo of the big bang itself.
Inspired by this, I’ve assembled a little YouTube celestial orchestra for you to listen to. The gas planets are majestic and Earth sounds truly unique buzzing with the sound of life. And further, much further away, you can listen to the clicking of the spinning pulsar at the heart of Vega. These are just a selection of the haunting sounds that fill the universe around us.








8 comments:

  1. I like playing them at the same time. Jupiter and Neptune go well together.

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  2. And Earth and Vega together provide some mechanical sounding tension.

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  3. LOL, Mark... someone else pointed that out to me as well... sort of celestial DJ mixing in action!

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  4. I love these! Collected a whole lot when I was researching my WIP!

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  5. Mark - you're right - very cool played together - like Trance! ;-)

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  6. Did you have an out of body experience there, Jo? ;o)

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  7. I think i will go to reach the sky after watch the video.. lol



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