I finally get to put all my new pictures on Flickr! Curse them and their damn limit… I feel like it’s really sad that that’s the only thing I’m looking forward to, haha.
BUT, I am excited, nonetheless.
On a completely different note, I’ve been thinking about moving out west A LOT lately. I have no idea how I’m going to be able to stay sane this year, seeing as though it’s my senior year and I have so many great things to look forward to… Fuck, I just want out of here. I guess I just need to keep telling myself 1 more year. But 1 more year seems like 364 days too long.
This is the sound of the aurora on Saturn. Pretty eerie, no?
There is no sound in space. Outside planets and stars, molecules are spread out too thin for sound to propagate. It follows, then, that we can’t really hear sounds planets emit into space. But radio waves—electromagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than infrared light—are, as we know, handy for representing sound. And so it makes sense for us to interpret radio waves, whether originally encoding sound or not, as sound. These are radio waves emitted in conjunction with auroras around Saturn’s poles, similar to the northern and southern lights on Earth. They were picked up by the Cassini spacecraft and then interpreted as sound. But the sound was not in the audible range, so it has been downshifted by a factor of 44. And finally, so as not to bore us to death, it has been speeded up by a factor of 22. Realize, then, that many human choices were made in order for us to be able to “listen to space.” But if you can accept that, you can enjoy this.
Oh my god I can’t even listen to that. I got about five seconds in. Holy shit. Scariest shit of my life.
(Keep in mind that I have a really weird fear of outer space.)
FUCKFUCKFUCK THAT SHIT IS SCARY
To be used as background music in the next Supernatural episode.
So, um, is anyone else having flashbacks to that X-Files episode where the ghost from space possesed people? No? Just me? Great.
How is this scary? This is like the coolest thing I’ve ever heard!