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Date: 11/04/10 01:42 PM

79 Responses to The Actual Sound Of Saturn

  1. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Link: The Actual Sound Of Saturn - Saturn will eat you in your sleep!
  2. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    very soothing
  3. Profile photo of optix_reverb
    optix_reverb Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    considering that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, what is this suposed to represent?
  4. Profile photo of panzerlancer
    panzerlancer Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    this my friends is bollox
  5. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    before the fake accusations start pouring in:

    its not fakehttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia07966.html
  6. Profile photo of Bunnylove
    Bunnylove Female 13-17
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    i <3 saturn! :D
  7. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Trippy.
  8. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Probably the radio waves coming off Optix.
  9. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    now play it backwards!!
  10. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    who does saturn think it is talking to me like that!
  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Wow, sounds like darthvader with the flu!
  12. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    "considering that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, what is this suposed to represent?"

    THIS
  13. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Nevermind. It was the radio waves...
  14. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    It must be the intense winds Saturn experiences
  15. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Here`s a quote from NASA
    "Time on this recording has been compressed, so that 73 seconds corresponds to 27 minutes. Since the frequencies of these emissions are well above the audio frequency range, we have shifted them downward by a factor of 44."
  16. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    I won lol.
  17. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    To be fair, it`s not really the "sounds" of Saturn. It`s the radio frequencies. You couldn`t hear them with your ears.
  18. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    These are the sounds of the radio emmisions caused by the auroras near the poles of Saturn. (the Earth`s aurura produce radio emmisions, too).

    First discovered by the Cassini spacecraft in 2002. Usually these recordings are time-compressed and the frequency shifted downward to one that can be heard by the humnan ear.

    Ain`t the universe a wonderous place?

  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    According to NASA

    "The Cassini spacecraft began detecting these radio emissions in April 2002, when Cassini was 374 million kilometers (234 million miles) from the planet, using the Cassini radio and plasma wave science instrument."

    and

    "The complex radio spectrum with rising and falling tones, is very similar to Earth`s auroral radio emissions. These structures indicate that there are numerous small radio sources moving along magnetic field lines threading the auroral region. "
  20. Profile photo of thecoolhair
    thecoolhair Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    @auburnjunky radio waves don`t make sounds

    this is why they are radio waves, not sound waves
  21. Profile photo of SuposedArt
    SuposedArt Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Sounds like the beginning of Tourniquet by Evanescence.
  22. Profile photo of EricWRN
    EricWRN Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    saturn is awesome
  23. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    **weird noises** FRUIT!!!! AAAHHHHH OMFG!!! FROGS AND VEGETABLES!!! RUN AWAY!! **weird noises**
  24. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Radiation in the universe... what else is new.
  25. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    I wonder if they got their smell-o-scope out for the fruits and vegetables part..
  26. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    Saturn: creepiest planet ever
  27. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    oh saturn, you are my faaaaavorite planet!
  28. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    that`s the opening music for the movie

    Forbidden Planet

    LINK

    its distorted a bit but recognizable
  29. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Oh this is truly awesome! So much more hard core than Earth
  30. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    haha @ gerry1of1, Saturn is apparently the sound effects guy for sci-fi movies. I can see Saturn in a business suit blowing into a microphone, drinking a latte at break, and coming back to blow some more ;P
  31. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    "It`s got a good beat, and you can dance to it."
  32. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    sounds like an alien sound from star treck remastered
  33. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    I love listening to the sounds of planets. :) Neptune is quite soothing.
  34. Profile photo of ViiZedek
    ViiZedek Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    saturn got its rings like cushions....that`s why it`s screaming like this.....try to free this motherdrater and you`ll se what terror is..
  35. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    Sounds like darth vader drinking something out of a straw.
  36. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    How do they know this? Sound doesn`t travel in space.
  37. Profile photo of aquafire115
    aquafire115 Male 13-17
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    How do they know this? Sound doesn`t travel in space.

    Thank you Madest for being intelligent
  38. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    "How do they know this? Sound doesn`t travel in space."

    If I had to guess, it`s various radiations from Saturn that are transformed into sound.
  39. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    OK just so we`re clear; this is not how Saturn sounds, it`s what it`s radiation may sound like if radiation made noise?
  40. Profile photo of basherrr
    basherrr Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    @whyme73:
    "Sounds like darth vader drinking something out of a straw."
    If I could like your comment, I would. Multiple times :D
  41. Profile photo of jg0nz
    jg0nz Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    Kubrick lives on Saturn.
  42. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    Huh
  43. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    Goddamnit Saturn, keep it down, I`m trying to sleep!
  44. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    @jg0nz

    YES.
  45. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    November 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    i`m pretty sure there`s no sound in space
  46. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    Sound how? Sorry to be a buzzkill, or a "Buzkillington," but I don`t see how Saturn is producing this sound? There`s no atmosphere. No air, no soundwaves. And what is recording this?

    SOMEONE ANSWER ME!!!
  47. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    oh and... DEATH TO THE SPAMBOT!

    lincc363 you have been warned...
  48. Profile photo of Wildstar314
    Wildstar314 Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    It`s produced by radio waves. It is recorded from Cassini
  49. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    Wow, people actually think that Saturn actually makes this sound. No, this is probably some sort of radiation and the sound it would make if it made sound.
  50. Profile photo of sylphies
    sylphies Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    Regardless it is still a cool sound.
  51. Profile photo of pyrrhios
    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    The sound is actually there, and sound waves actually do travel through space. The available media, mostly ice crystals, dust and some very sparse gaseous molecules, however, transmit at such low volumes it`s inaudible to humans. Remember sound is nothing more than kinetic vibrations in essence. We know it as it travels through our atmosphere, doesn`t mean it stops existing and can`t be measured or recorded because we can`t hear it.
  52. Profile photo of Byul
    Byul Female 13-17
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    .. Why is there vegetables in the middle of the video?
  53. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    sorry gang. still sounds like Forbidden Planet to me.

    I think some bored geek did it up and put it out there as "real". Now that it`s on the net it`s given legitemacy as if it were

    sorry. fake.
  54. Profile photo of xxsmudgexx41
    xxsmudgexx41 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    i would imagine any planet that made this sound 24/7 would be an awful place to live XD
  55. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    @pyrrhios
    I`m actually a radio technician. And I`m not too sure about your sound in space explanation. Sound waves are disturbances in air molecules- think of a speaker, all it does is move a plate back and forth in such a way as to disrupt the air to produce the desired sound. Space is a vacuum- competely void of the needed elements to produce soundwaves. The tranmission media you described would be too sparse and fragmented to carry a sound wave.

    It could however, be radio waves as Wildstar314
    suggested- I just don`t know how a planet would produce radio waves? Someone else know?
  56. Profile photo of MrBland
    MrBland Male 13-17
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    @LionHeart-72
    Radio waves are generated on uninhabited planets all the time. Electrons trapped in the magnetic field, lightning, and, as Sagan put it "chaotic motions at the shock front that separates these magnetic fields from the interplanetary magnetic field."
  57. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    Fake. Yep, so fake you can hear it on the NASA website while you watch the fake moon landing.


    *sigh*
  58. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    And to be clear: It is radio emissions, not sound magically transferring through a drating vacuum. As recorded by the Cassini spacecraft. Time is condensed. Emissions are outside of normal auditory range and have been downshifted.
    Source: NASA
  59. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Kind of sounds like that video of beiber slowed down 300%
  60. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 12:13 am
    What`s with the pictures of fruits and vegetables and carnivorous plants?
  61. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 12:14 am
    Oh, and frogs too.
  62. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 12:38 am
    drating spooky...
  63. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 7:38 am
    Frog. Plant. Vegies.
  64. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2010 at 7:58 am
    I enjoyed this better from the Cracked article two months ago: 7-bizarre-sounds-from-outer-space.
  65. Profile photo of MyJobSucks
    MyJobSucks Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 9:53 am
    why don`t they just drop a nice condensor microphone down there and transmit the digital file back to a spacecraft? so we can actually hear what it sounds like. I mean, that can`t be that difficult. They could try it first on Mars and the Moon.
  66. Profile photo of AmigoNY
    AmigoNY Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Event Horizon? lol
  67. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 11:24 am
    So what does Earth sound like?
  68. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    shut up saturn im trying to study here
  69. Profile photo of 614188
    614188 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    this is pretty WTF
  70. Profile photo of tnaran
    tnaran Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2010 at 1:11 am
    @xiquiripat: I used to have a record from national geographic with Earth sounds. But NASA has a site.

    @MyJobSucks: You wish is
    granted
  71. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:44 am
    I`m just curious how they recorded sound when there`s no air...
  72. Profile photo of Moriachik
    Moriachik Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 11:53 am
    vvv Radio waves lol.
  73. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    @LuckyDave There IS air in Saturn... duh.
  74. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    I looked at this under a spectrograph, and stuff repeats in it...here, lemme upload a pic:

    You can see the weird pattern thing here:
    http://bit.ly/addtTC
    http://bit.ly/deINH0
    http://bit.ly/abntH4

    On one of the clips, everything from 0-2khz seems to "mirror" over itself, which is strange...
    http://bit.ly/cEqvAW

    Also...I found that if you compressed some clips(sped them up and spectrograph`d them), it would seem to make some images...here`s some closeups(rotated a bit too):

    http://bit.ly/bIjohb
    http://bit.ly/9vsb1i

    The first one oddly enough looks like Venosaur...then the same one, "stretched" a bit...possibly it`s just perception, but this stuff doesn`t seem like it`s of Saturn origin, unless they like to broadcast redundant signals...




  75. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  76. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    oh, crap, that image was a bit large...sorry IAB
  77. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    Lionhart, Saturn is a gas giant as opposed to a terrestrial planet that you`re familiar with. Gas giants are mostly hydrogen and helium, sort of like the sun except without the fusion reaction going. The core is outputting all sorts of energy, which includes lower wavelength electromagnetic waves, such as radio waves.

    Actually, I was curious as to what this sound was until someone mentioned it in the comments.
  78. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    cool
  79. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
    O_______O Whaaa?

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