Listen to the ‘song’ of a speeding comet

BEFORE the European Space Agency successfully landed a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists detected sound emanating from the cosmic mass that was soaring through space at 36,000 mph.

ESA captured the comet’s “song” using several instruments aboard the Rosetta spacecraft, which was speeding alongside the comet. And though the sound is outside the range of normal human hearing at 40 to 50 mHz, scientists boosted its frequency by a factor of 10,000.

In a statement, ESA officials said the sound is produced by “oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment.”

You can listen to those oscillations here.

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21 thoughts on “Listen to the ‘song’ of a speeding comet

  1. I don’t know Bryan do you think thats real? Check out Youtube Binaural beats, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Gamma videos I have listened to them for years in my struggle with Chronic Fibromyalgia. They actually realy help and can stop a migraine headache within 5 minutes most of the time.

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  2. 36,000 mph “Gee that is really Faaaaaaarst”
    But Photons travel at “300,000 KILOMETERS PER SECOND ”
    The closest star to us is 4.22 light-years distant and is actually our sun’s closest neighbor.
    Try and comprehend traveling at 300,000 kilometer / second for a period of 4.22 years .

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  3. 40 to 50 mHz ;- that is a range of 10 mHz
    Humans can hear from 20Hz to 20,000 Hz :- range of just 20kHz
    20 kHz = 0.02 MHz.
    10 mHz divided by 0.02 = 500 times the frequency range of human hearing .
    Perspective !!!!

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  4. Bryan on all levels the article is rubbish .
    Speeding :- in cosmic terms it is crawling .
    Song :- animals sing songs
    Boosting Frequencies :- boosting signal strength “””amplify”””
    10 mHz bandwidth :- 500 times greater than human hearing and and at a level 25,000 times higher range

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    • If I remember correctly, the ancient world coined the phrase “music of the spheres” because it saw the movement of celestial bodies following similar mathematical equations to music. Song is merely an expression of a specific type of music.

      But have it your own way atheistic thinking. The way some people use their power tools is indistinguishable from heavy metal music. So if heavy metal music and misuse of power tools make the same oscillations in sound, does that mean that heavy metal music is not real?

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  5. Many many people more than a dozen years ago imagined about finding out what comets are .
    They then started to develop ideas as to what it would require .
    Then they started to design the equipment .
    Then they started to make the items.
    After many failings they triumphed in placing it upon a launch vehicle to push it up into the void of space.
    They watched and corrected it,s path for “TEN YEARS “.
    Then they carefully programmed it to do some incredible movements .

    And all for what ?
    So the masses could be told dumbed down non knowledge crap and rubbish to increase the self gratification of inward looking people

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