Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and Its Moon Enceladus
Sounds of Saturn:
Hear Radio Emissions of a Planet and Its Moon
Cassini's final orbits revealed a powerful interaction between Saturn and the moon Enceladus. Scientists observed plasma waves moving in a circuit from planet to moon. The waves were converted into audio we can hear.
[eerie, high-pitched sounds like wind]
Time was compressed from 16 minutes to 28.5 seconds, and wave frequency was
decreased by a factor of 5. Cassini captured the data on September 2, 2017, two weeks before the spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere.