I came across this as a related video to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWLMZnhUvUo (also very good).
Listen to the former with some headphones and be totally amazed with the beautiful ambience of the spheres! It's quite haunting, with unexpected swells and changes. I [i:2c320730bf]had[/i:2c320730bf] to find more, so I downloaded a torrent of it (it's not available to buy anymore, so I've heard). The album was called 'Symphonies of the Planets' strangely enough.
It's amazing to think that all this is going on whether we listen or not. Of course it isn't 'sound' in the classic sense anyway, but actually electromagnetic radiation. They basically took the frequencies within the range of human hearing (20Hz to 20kHz) and 'converted' them to audio.
Even more amazing is to think that Voyager 1 and 2 have both left the solar system, both monuments to what we could do if we wanted to. I was nearly gurning like a baby when thinking of all this stuff watching the latter video.
I fell asleep listening to it. It was great.
Just thought I'd share!
There was some recent Radio 4 coverage of a similar thing with audio from stars and clusters:
[quote:a5720441e7]Scientists have recorded the sound of three stars similar to our Sun using France's Corot space telescope.
If you listen closely to the sounds of each star - by clicking on the media in this page - you'll hear a regular repeating pattern.
These indicate that the entire star is pulsating.[/quote:a5720441e7]
There is some mystic 'weirdness' with the whole planets and stars sounds. It's really a weird feeling.
And as for the Voyager Project, I too was moved by the whole thing. It is weird to know that the two probes are out there beyond the limits of the Solar System and are carrying the 'legacy' of humanity. Even just the thought of immagining them being recovered by some other intelligent species and having this testimony of humanity gives me a weird feeling.
Yeah, you're right on the money POSITIVExYOUTH. They're out there on a lonely and never ending journey.
I think the weirdest thing is that it sounds almost manmade. I was instantly struck by how similar some of the sounds were to an album I've got called 'Synthesizer ANS' which is a collection of early electronic music from 1960s Russia.
Talking of celestial sounds, listening to this is a little disorientating. It's a recording by a probe as it descended through Titan's atmosphere. It's very strange listening to actual sounds from another planet. http://www.esa.int/esaMI/Cassini-Huygens/SEM85Q71Y3E_0.html
Listening to sounds from another planet is no 'The Planet Suite' by Holst
All this has inspired me to download 'Murmurs of Earth', a collection of the music and imagery found on the Golden Disc sent out with Voyager 1 and 2. It's not available to buy anymore, so torrent away. It contains some amazing music from a number of different cultures and it's very interesting to see the kind of strange images they thought were representative of Earth.
The first few are basically attempts at teaching aliens about mathematics. It's amazing how they manage to do it with such a small amount of information.
Anyway, here's my favourite picture.
Now that's a party I wanna go to!
Ye's were all talking balls anyways,
as Voyagers 1 and 2 are no Pioneer 10 and 11.
Moreover they haven't "left" the solar system yet anyways - the heliopause remains uncrossed.
you dug that up from 2 years ago to take a swipe?
you really are my hero.
watch this you obnoxious cretin
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Is the Venus Project Challenge to see how much you can spam one website with bullshit videos?
Keep em coming, its 113am Saturday morning and I need a good laugh.