Spooky Sounds from Saturn
Published: May 2, 2016
From the far, far reaches of the Saturnian system, the Cassini spacecraft captures the most peculiar, chilling and downright hair-raising sounds of the ringed world’s intense radio emissions. The radio waves, recorded by the spacecraft’s radio and plasma instrument and converted into audio recordings, are closely related to the auroras near Saturn’s poles. These auroras are similar to Earth's northern and southern lights.