NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recently captured interstellar sounds and beamed them back to Earth for the rest of us.
These strange noises may sound like aliens, but they aren’t. Voyager 1′s plasma wave instrument detected ionized gas and plasma vibrating in interstellar space. The graphic at the end of the video shows the frequency of the sound waves and colour indicates how loud it is. Red is the loudest colour and blue indicates the weakest sounds.
Scientists first encountered this crazy sounding interstellar plasma back in August 2012. That’s right: This is what it sounds like in interstellar space. Be amazed.
perhaps the source of the frequencies is somehow external to earth's atmosphere and bombards our atmosphere much like aurora borealis shows into our sky. this would show a direct path of communication from nature on a cosmic level reaching earth. such an external source is directly communicating with the planet and would be worthy of observation. it would demonstrate, that not only are we bombarded by light, but also sound from a cosmic source,
They say, dont worry, no aliens.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.
New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident. A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday's edition of the journal Science.
"Now that we have new, key data, we believe this is mankind's historic leap into interstellar space," said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. "The Voyager team needed time to analyze those observations and make sense of them. But we can now answer the question we've all been asking -- 'Are we there yet?' Yes, we are."
there are new unknowns to be studied. The interstellar plasma and the unfiltered cosmic rays, etc... This initial study of these alone will be beneficial to the future of interstellar space flight, if we get to that point/quote]
Indeed, and I really do think we will get there.
I try and keep and open mind about alien life, while
remaining on the cautious side.
Sounds like angel communication to me.
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Thanks for the link to your thread, will check it out.
As with the more recent discoveries of The Schuman Resonance,
I think we have a long ways to go in understanding the connections.
NASA Goddard's Vector Electric Field Instrument (VEFI) aboard the U.S. Air Force's Communications/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) -- shown here -- has detected a special kind of low frequency wave leaking out into space from Earth's lower atmosphere.
/NOFS, of course, measured them much higher – at altitudes of 250 to 500 miles. While models suggest that the resonances should be trapped under the ionosphere, it is not unheard of that energy can leak through. So the team began looking for waves of the correct, very low frequency in the observations from VEFI – an instrument built at NASA Goddard with high enough sensitivity to spot these very faint waves. And the team was rewarded. They found the resonance showing up in almost every orbit C/NOFS made around Earth, which added up to some 10,000 examples.
I think that this is totally cool.
But what if something does bite the bait? Because that's exactly what Voyager is.
The plasma wave science team reviewed its data and found an earlier, fainter set of oscillations in October and November 2012. Through extrapolation of measured plasma densities from both events, the team determined Voyager 1 first entered interstellar space in August 2012.
"We literally jumped out of our seats when we saw these oscillations in our data -- they showed us the spacecraft was in an entirely new region, comparable to what was expected in interstellar space, and totally different than in the solar bubble," Gurnett said. "Clearly we had passed through the heliopause, which is the long-hypothesized boundary between the solar plasma and the interstellar plasma."
The new plasma data suggested a timeframe consistent with abrupt, durable changes in the density of energetic particles that were first detected on Aug. 25, 2012. The Voyager team generally accepts this date as the date of interstellar arrival. The charged particle and plasma changes were what would have been expected during a crossing of the heliopause.
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Reminds me a bit of the "strange" sounds that
have been reported around the world, yet it is also
eerily similar to whale songs.
Here you go something outside the box..
What if whales aren't really native to Earth?