Jupiter sounds (so strange!) NASA-Voyager recording


Fascinating recording of Jupiter sounds (electromagnetic “voices”) by NASA-Voyager. The complex interactions of charged electromagnetic particles from the solar wind , planetary magnetosphere etc. create vibration “soundscapes”. It sounds very interesting, even scary.
Jupiter is mostly composed of hydrogen and helium. The entire planet is made of gas, with no solid surface under the atmosphere. The pressures and temperatures deep in Jupiter are so high that gases form a gradual transition into liquids which are gradually compressed into a metallic “plasma” in which the molecules have been stripped of their outer electrons. The winds of Jupiter are a thousand metres per second relative to the rotating interior. Jupiter’s magnetic field is four thousand times stronger than Earth’s, and is tipped by 11° degrees of axis spin. This causes the magnetic field to wobble, which has a profound effect on trapped electronically charged particles. This plasma of charged particles is accelerated beyond the magnetosphere of Jupiter to speeds of tens of thousands of kilometres per second. It is these magnetic particle vibrations which generate some of the sound you hear on this recording.
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  1. Oh this sounds remind me of my soft toy owners nanny old house it made those sounds whenever we went near but the inside doesn't luckily they live in another house it feels more habitable than the last time I was in a foggy garden

  2. theres no sound in vacuum. Strictly speaking, the plasma wave instrument does not detect sound. Instead, it senses waves of electrons in the ionized gas or 'plasma' that Voyager travels through

  3. How did I get here? There was this video that popped up in my recommendations. And it had a links in the description of the planets sounds. I clicked on Jupiter and it sounds like frickin heaven to me. Peaceful and somewhat scary at the same time. Jupiter is my favorite planet in our galaxy. I'd listen to this 24-7 if I were home alone.


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