NASA releases playlist of chilling space sounds for Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, NASA created an online playlist of seriously scary sounds recorded in outer space.

The things that go bump in the night in space are much creepier than those found on Earth, at least those recorded and released by NASA in honor of the spooky holiday.

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“We’ve put together a compilation of elusive ‘sounds’ of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl,” NASA said in a statement.

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“We’ve put together a compilation of elusive ‘sounds’ of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl,” NASA said in a statement.

Radio emissions converted into sound waves from missions to Jupiter, Saturn and other deep space locations in the solar system made it onto the playlist. Tracks on the SoundCloud playlist, like the “Roar” of Jupiter, were captured when NASA’s Juno spacecraft “crossed the boundary of Jupiter’s immense magnetic field,” NASA’s statement said. “Juno’s Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.”

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Another clip on the celestial soundtrack, “Beware of Jupiter’s Largest Moon, Ganymede,” was created from NASA’s spacecraft, Galileo, making the first flyby of the planet’s moon in 1996. It captured radio signals from the moon’s magnetosphere — not from a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” — using a Plasma Wave Experiment device. The waves were translated through sonification — the transmission of information via sound.

“Plasma waves, like the roaring ocean surf, create a rhythmic cacophony that — with the EMFISIS instrument — we can hear across space,” the statement read.

Other tracks on the playlist are titled “Speeding Through Titan’s Haze,” “Whistler Waves,” and “Plasmaspheric Hiss.” All of NASA’s “songs” can be found on their SoundCloud.

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