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NASA Gets Into "Halloween's Mood, Releases Spooky Soundtrack Playlist
NASA has shared a SoundCloud playlist of creepy space sounds to concide with Halloween (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 343)
Oct 30, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
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Halloween falls on a weekday this year, and the festive fever is already sweeping the world. To add to the celebration, NASA is getting into a spooky mood too. So if you're still looking for a spooky soundtrack for your party, look no further.

"In time for Halloween, we've put together a compilation of elusive 'sounds' of howling plants and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl," wrote NASA on their website.

NASA has shard a SoundCloud playlist of creepy space sounds. The playlist includes a bunch of assorted sounds from the space agency's several missions over the year such as Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial bodies. NASA has shared around 20 tracks on the playlist.

The sounds range from a high-pitched chorus of plasma waves, to trance-like radar echoes from the surface of Titan, and some haunting whispers from Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede. Perhaps one of the weirdest of all is the low rumble of light curve wave from a star known as KIC7671081B, captured by NASA's Kepler space observatory.

The entire playlist is worth listening to, but among them, the most interesting sounds are those from Saturn. NASA has described the planet as 'a source of intense radio emissions', monitored by the Cassini spacecraft.

The tracks are actually data output. When astronomers convert the readings captured by various space probes and instruments, they are converted into audible sound waves.

So, if you want to get into the Halloween mood and have some spooky fun, check out these cool, creepy sounds; or if you are interested in exploring the cosmic wonders of the universe, you should definitely give this a try.

And in case you don't know,
Halloween is festival celebrated every year on October 31. The festival marks the beginning of the 'Allhallowtide' - a time to remember dead saints, martyrs, and other loved ones.

And since these spooky tracks are short, you can enjoy every bit of it. The entire playlist is here. Click on the link below to listen to the eerie sounds of the universe.

https://soundcloud.com/nasa/sets/spookyspacesounds

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