Saturday, August 06, 2005

Saturn: Refuge for 1950's horror movie soundtrack composers?


From NASA:

Cassini Reveals Saturn's Eerie-Sounding Radio Emissions

Saturn's radio emissions could be mistaken for a Halloween sound track.

That's how two researchers describe their recent findings, published in the July 23 issue of the Geophysical Research Letters. Their paper is based on data from the Cassini spacecraft radio and plasma wave science instrument. The study investigates sounds that are not just eerie, but also descriptive of a phenomenon similar to Earth's northern lights.


Click here to listen to a clip. It's pretty wild! For some reason, when I close my eyes and listen to those sounds I can't help but picture an old black-and-white sci-fi/horror movie and the guys from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 making sarcastic comments.

-Dave

1 comment:

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