10 July 2004

Listen to Saturn's space dust hitting spaceship Cassini

You must listen to this. Who could have imagined that we could listen to this?

This just amazed me - listen to the SOUND of space dust hitting the spaceship Cassini.

Can you imagine that we can listen to this? - something thousands of light years away, in between the rings of Saturn!

From NASA:
" When Cassini reached Saturn On June 30th, it dashed through a gap in Saturn's rings, twice.

One of onboard science instruments recorded a flurry of ring-dust harmlessly striking the spacecraft. Read the FULL STORY and listen to these sounds -- like "hail hitting a tin roof." "

Doesn't this just give you goosebumps?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saturn is 80 light minutes away - about 10 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.