Sounds from space

chorusbirdspace.jpg

If you’ve read our feature story up today about NASA’s Cassini space probe, then you know about Don Gurnett, a University of Iowa scientists whose research includes recording and analyzing sound waves from space.

You can listen online to some of Gurnett’s favorite space sounds—including a Dawn Chorus recorded from Earth’s radiation belt—and watch animations that pair the sound with spectrogram visualizations of the waves. Very cool stuff!

Image courtesy Flickr user Gidzy, via CC