Even ‘Space’ has its own playlists! NASA records mesmerizing sounds around Earth
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Jul-2017

How mesmerising it is to hear 'sounds' of our space! Earlier NASA recorded the sound waves from ‘Sun’ and coincidently those sound waves matched with the frequencies of our ‘Aum’ which we chant in our daily lives. Again NASA has revealed unreal sounds from the space environment around Earth. 

Though it is a vacuum in our space, there are high energy particles in magnetic and electric fields of the space environment on Earth. Following are different sounds recorded by NASA: 

The particles are continuously in a violent storm of electromagnetic waves, known as plasma waves. Just like the waves of the ocean, these plasma waves create a sound that can be captured with the right tools. The sounds are out of this world and have different characteristics depending on the region of the magnetosphere they are recorded in.

The sounds are recorded by using the two Van Allen Probes that NASA has deployed. The Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) payloads on the probes measure the electric and magnetic waves, which are then shifted to the audible frequency. The observations help scientists protect satellites and communications infrastructure deployed in space from the turbulent space weather.

The radio waves are called different names according to what they sound like. There are chirps, whistles, hisses, and what sound like entire flocks of alien birds, or the calls of mysterious deep sea creatures. The different sounds are caused by a number of factors coming together, including regions of dense and sparse plasma, day and night side temperatures, lighting strikes in the atmosphere, and instances of magnetic reconnection — explosions of tangled magnetic fields.