Thursday, January 17, 2008

ZEUS PATER

I love this extraordinary recorded sound of the planet Jupiter - could listen to this music for hours.

8 comments:

tommy said...

wow, sounds amazing. do you have any idea how they recorded this, or what part of jupiter it i coming from. reminds me of the hafler trio a little bit.

dystonia ek said...

I believe this is from a CD called 'Sphere of Io' - it's not the raw, untreated sound, it's been arranged into music and the supposed source sounds (data from the Voyager probes, though there are parts that sound suspiciously synthy to my ears) have been rather clumsily processed - lots of gratuitous flange, etc.

William Bennett said...

that's interesting, dystonia_ek, and rather disappointing if that's indeed the case - it seems pointless to apply processing to it

David Cotner said...

Ironically, this soundly disproves the notion that boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.

Richard said...

Hello William,

I was wondering if you are an amateur astronomer. I have been observing with various telescopes for just over five years and have found it to be one of the most rewarding, inspiring hobbies. Standing out on my deck in the small hours observing nebula, star clusters and galaxies really grounds me.

It is utterly humbling, all the daily crap just slides off. I recently purchased a solar telescope to observe the sun in H-Alpha and seeing our star as an active object (Sunspots, corona, filaments and surface detail) is magnificent.

Cheers,
Richard

William Bennett said...

Richard, I wouldn't class myself as an amateur astronomer yet without the enviable access you have to the skies through your telescopes can totally echo the sentiments you express

This Permanent Now said...

For the unprocessed sounds of Titan, check these:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/videos/movies/alien_winds_descent_radar.mp3

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/videos/movies/alien_winds_descent.mp3

more info here:

http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2007/11/cosmic-recordin.html

guyonlinepgh said...

Try this for unfiltered recorded natural phenomenon:

http://www.archive.org/details/ird062