Cosmocoustics: What does the Solar Wind sound like?

Visual display courtesy the Solar Wind

Visual display courtesy the Solar Wind

Maui astronomer Harriet Witt describes to us the haunting sound of the Solar wind. This recording was made by a Toronto sound studio, taking radio frequency data of the plasma waves coming from the Sun and transposing it to the frequencies we can hear with our ears.

Listen here [10:54m]:

You can hear other recordings of the solar wind directly from NASA and similar eerie recordings of Saturn’s radio emission as measured by the Cassini spacecraft.

Original air date 14 July 2009.

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3 responses to “Cosmocoustics: What does the Solar Wind sound like?

  1. I would love to know if there is a recording of this that I could purchase?

  2. David Hykes’ singing is very influenced by these sounds. Amazing sounds!!

  3. I would very much like to know where to get the sound files.

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