And it's TERRIFYING: NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like

And it's TERRIFYING: NASA releases audio of what space REALLY sounds like

The noises didn't technically originate as sound waves - they've been converted into such from electromagnetic emissions that NASA received from its spacefaring equipment.

Just in time for Halloween, NASA on Thursday released a compilation of 22 outer-space sounds "that is sure to make your skin crawl", the space agency said in a release.

Particularly haunting tracks include "Kepler: Star KIC7671081B Light Curves Waves to Sound", "Plasmaspheric Hiss", and "Jupiter Sounds 2001".

The compilation includes the "Roar" of Jupiter captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft that has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's enormous magnetic field. A clipping tagged as "Crossing Jupiter's Bow Shock" comes from Juno's Waves instrument, which recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of 2 hours on 24 June 2016.

As people on Earth prepare to pay homage to ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, NASA has released hair-raising sounds from beyond the atmosphere that were gathered on the space agency's missions.

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Instead, it's the output of data from when astronomers convert the readings captured by various space probes and instruments into audible sound waves. The radio waves from Saturn are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet.

The eerie sound is similar to the emissions recorded on Earth during the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere.

This clever hack is called data sonification, and it helps researchers "hear" what's going on with their far-flung spacecraft around planets, moons, comets, and other locations.

This is one of the few true audio-like recordings from space: the sound caused by the Stardust spacecraft passing through the dust of comet Tempel 1, pinging the robot's body with debris.

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