Sounds of Space

When we think of space, we typically think of beautiful images taken by powerful telescopes and interplanetary rovers. We think of the rings around Saturn; the giant red spot on Jupiter; or Martian rover selfies. But what does the surface of Mars sound like? What haunting melody should we expect from our Sun? And what do these sounds teach us about our cosmic neighborhood? On today’s episode, producer Miles Traer takes us on an audio tour of the solar system, with a rich library of sounds recorded and converted from satellite and rover data. So put on a pair of headphones and join us for a voyage of exploration and discovery as we explore the sounds of space.

The sounds used in this episode were collected from a number of different sources. Here, we present a brief list of sources that you can explore to get a better sense of the sounds, where they came from, and what they represent.

NASA Soundcloud
Space Sounds
University of Iowa – Space Audio
NASA Sounds of Space

If you would like to hear more sounds from our solar system and beyond, please let us know by emailing our production team at GenAnthropocene <at> gmail <dot> com

THIS EPISODE WAS PRODUCED BY LESLIE CHANG, MIKE OSBORNE, AND MILES TRAER.