NASA’s great at stunning visuals--like this visible-light image of three moons hanging above Saturn’s rings (admittedly,
one is very small
But it’s all so majestic and distant. For immediacy, there’s nothing like sound--the hiss of an alien atmosphere whizzing past your cockpit--to really make you feel like you're there.
So that’s NASA’s latest offering: sound clips generated from data sent back across 600 million miles by the
to Saturn. Listen out for
radar pings from the Huygens probe
landing on Titan (Saturn's super-sized moon) and
spine-tingling warbles and moans
from radio waves put out by the ringed planet’s version of the
blog has a nice post about possibly using the clips as soundtracks for sci-fi sequels. And the
crew weighs in with the best-yet description for the unearthly sounds:
There’s a longer loop of Saturn’s song that resembles a symphony of bottle rockets let loose, slowed down 10x, and then stuck in a haunted house, where wispy ghosts moan and pull at your hair.
But don’t take their word for it--
. And set your phasers to stun.