NASA Spacecraft Picked Up Weird Plasma 'Sounds' As It Plunged Into Saturn

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NASANASA news The recorded plasma waves were converted to an audio file

NASA has released audio and information about the electromagnetic energy flowing between the bodies and it is really quite a bit spooky. Using data returned by the unmanned Cassini spacecraft as it made its Grand Finale, space scientists have captured the dynamic interaction of plasma waves moving between Saturn and its moon Enceladus and turned them into a haunting cosmic soundtrack.

NASA says Saturn and Enceladus react differently to each other than Earth to our moon because Enceladus is inside Saturn's magnetic field.

The "circuitry" between the planet and its moon is the subject of two recent papers in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. "These results underline Saturn's system as one of the most diverse and dynamic in the solar system". The space agency recently revealed that there are complex organic molecules in Enceladus' inner water ocean world.

"Researchers converted the recording of plasma waves into a "whooshing" audio file that we can hear - in the same way a radio translates electromagnetic waves into music", NASA said in the statement. At the end of the day, Cassini recognized electromagnetic waves in the sound recurrence extend - and on the ground, we can open up and play those signs through a speaker. Scientists found was that not only was the plasma interaction remarkably powerful, but that the signals could be sped up from a duration of 16 minutes to 28.5 seconds and converted into an audio file.

It is common knowledge that sound can not travel through a vacuum, so how did NASA get a sound file?

Plasma is called "the fourth state of matter" and it is not the gas, liquid or solid.

"Saturn is responding to the radiation generated by the motion of Enceladus, the waves that are born into the plasmasphere surrounding a planet and its rings", explains one of the authors of a study specialist on the planet, Ali Sulaiman from the University of Iowa.

These findings show scientists that there is a "circuit of magnetic field lines connecting it to Enceladus hundreds of thousands of miles away", according to Popular Mechanics. The probe Cassini used his tool radobenko wave (RPWS) to capture the sounds of plasma waves that move between Saturn and Enceladus, reports "UKRINFORM" with reference to Science Alert.

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