Sounds of Space

The University of Iowa

We can hear the sounds OF space by using scientific instruments on spacecraft as our 'ears.' Scientific instruments detect and record radio waves, then transmit the recorded information to Earth. Once the transmitted information has been received at Earth, the data are processed for use in scientific studies. This processing also allows data to be converted or translated into sounds.

Descriptions of several types of sounds.
The following links contain sample sounds produced by processing data received from spacecraft
Space Plasma Wave Research Group
The Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Iowa