Halloween : the compilation of scary sounds NASA

NASA releases spooky “sounds” of “howling” space

In time for Halloween, NASA has put together a compilation of elusive "sounds" of howling planets and whistling helium that will make your skin crawl.

NASA spacecrafts are actively exploring the cosmos through its advanced spacecrafts and while images of stunning celestial bodies are released on regular basis, release of sounds aren't that common. These can be converted to sound waves, and the results are quite eerie. This was captured on audio by the USA space agency.

NASA scientists also use a process called data sonification to translate radio signals into sound.

Therefore, NASA scientists chose to gather them all in a special Halloween compilation just in time for the spooky holiday.

Another sound resembling "roaring ocean surf" - the Plasma waves, was recorded with the EMFISIS instrument aboard NASA's Van Allen Probes. A personal favorite is track number 17, "Radar Echos from Titan's Surface", which sounds like a cross between an 8-bit arcade game and a dirt bike.

The things that go bump in the night in space are much creepier than those found on Earth, at least those recorded and released by NASA in honor of the spooky holiday.

Some of the featured sounds include futuristic blips taken from Saturn's poles and the chorus of metallic chirps of plasma waves rolling through the vacuum of space near Earth.

Saturn appeared to also produce a spooky version of Star Trek-like sound effects thanks to its source of intense radio emissions. During its February 14, 2011, flyby of comet Tempel 1, an instrument on the protective shield on NASA's Stardust spacecraft was pelted by dust particles and small rocks, as can be heard in this audio track.

Sounds of a comet encounter are part of the compilation as well. In total, 22 records of a few tens of seconds are available in free access on the playlist posted on the website Soundcloud.

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