The Actual Sound Of Saturn

Submitted by: GiveChase 6 years ago in Weird

Saturn will eat you in your sleep!
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Male 5,413
O_______O Whaaa?
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Male 1,834
cool
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Male 527
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.
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Female 247
oh, crap, that image was a bit large...sorry IAB
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Female 247

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Female 247
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...




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Female 264
@LuckyDave There IS air in Saturn... duh.
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Female 50
vvv Radio waves lol.
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Male 675
I`m just curious how they recorded sound when there`s no air...
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Male 220
@xiquiripat: I used to have a record from national geographic with Earth sounds. But NASA has a site.

@MyJobSucks: You wish is
granted
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Male 220
this is pretty WTF
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Female 1,894
shut up saturn im trying to study here
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Male 2,422
So what does Earth sound like?
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Male 56
Event Horizon? lol
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Male 177
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.
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Male 5,811
I enjoyed this better from the Cracked article two months ago: 7-bizarre-sounds-from-outer-space.
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Male 6,694
Frog. Plant. Vegies.
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Male 3,076
drating spooky...
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Male 2,868
Oh, and frogs too.
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Male 2,868
What`s with the pictures of fruits and vegetables and carnivorous plants?
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Male 1,598
Kind of sounds like that video of beiber slowed down 300%
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Male 2,033
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
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Male 2,033
Fake. Yep, so fake you can hear it on the NASA website while you watch the fake moon landing.


*sigh*
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Male 19
@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."
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Male 521
@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?
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Male 55
i would imagine any planet that made this sound 24/7 would be an awful place to live XD
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Male 38,457
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.
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Female 17
.. Why is there vegetables in the middle of the video?
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Male 185
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.
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Female 282
Regardless it is still a cool sound.
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Male 511
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.
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Male 1
It`s produced by radio waves. It is recorded from Cassini
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Male 521
oh and... DEATH TO THE SPAMBOT!

lincc363 you have been warned...
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Male 521
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!!!
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Male 699
i`m pretty sure there`s no sound in space
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Male 1,357
@jg0nz

YES.
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Female 4,447
Goddamnit Saturn, keep it down, I`m trying to sleep!
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Male 511
Huh
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Male 113
Kubrick lives on Saturn.
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Male 242
@whyme73:
"Sounds like darth vader drinking something out of a straw."
If I could like your comment, I would. Multiple times :D
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Male 7,378
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?
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Male 3,322
"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.
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Male 15
How do they know this? Sound doesn`t travel in space.

Thank you Madest for being intelligent
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Male 7,378
How do they know this? Sound doesn`t travel in space.
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Male 469
Sounds like darth vader drinking something out of a straw.
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Female 126
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..
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Female 1,172
I love listening to the sounds of planets. :) Neptune is quite soothing.
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Female 423
sounds like an alien sound from star treck remastered
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Male 591
"It`s got a good beat, and you can dance to it."
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Female 1,205
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
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Female 1,205
Oh this is truly awesome! So much more hard core than Earth
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Male 38,457
that`s the opening music for the movie

Forbidden Planet

LINK

its distorted a bit but recognizable
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Female 668
oh saturn, you are my faaaaavorite planet!
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Male 1,744
Saturn: creepiest planet ever
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Male 3,631
I wonder if they got their smell-o-scope out for the fruits and vegetables part..
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Male 1,010
Radiation in the universe... what else is new.
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Male 2,796
**weird noises** FRUIT!!!! AAAHHHHH OMFG!!! FROGS AND VEGETABLES!!! RUN AWAY!! **weird noises**
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Male 590
saturn is awesome
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Female 60
Sounds like the beginning of Tourniquet by Evanescence.
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Male 101
@auburnjunky radio waves don`t make sounds

this is why they are radio waves, not sound waves
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Male 15,510
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. "
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Male 7,740
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?

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Male 4,746
To be fair, it`s not really the "sounds" of Saturn. It`s the radio frequencies. You couldn`t hear them with your ears.
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Male 10,339
I won lol.
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Male 1,244
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."
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Male 2,441
It must be the intense winds Saturn experiences
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Male 1,244
Nevermind. It was the radio waves...
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Male 1,244
"considering that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, what is this suposed to represent?"

THIS
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Male 25,416
Wow, sounds like darthvader with the flu!
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Male 3,061
who does saturn think it is talking to me like that!
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Female 1,435
now play it backwards!!
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Male 10,339
Probably the radio waves coming off Optix.
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Female 9,475
Trippy.
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Female 45
i <3 saturn! :D
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Male 1,452
before the fake accusations start pouring in:

its not fakehttp://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia07966.html
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Male 130
this my friends is bollox
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Male 263
considering that there is no sound in the vacuum of space, what is this suposed to represent?
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Male 808
very soothing
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Female 535
Link: The Actual Sound Of Saturn [Rate Link] - Saturn will eat you in your sleep!
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