Friday, January 22, 2010

Want To Hear What Saturn's Rings Sound Like?

This is so cool! And by the way, if you have never looked at Jupiter or Saturn through a decent home telescope, you don't know what you are missing! Little pinpoints of light by the naked eye, are transformed into bright planets sitting out there in the black void, with their little star like moons flanking them!

Melissa XX

6 comments:

Stace said...

Wow, that sounds so spooky.

Any idea what magnification you need in order to see the planets clearly? (Though in Holland I think that there is rather too much light polution to see clearly anyway :( )

Stace

Melissa said...

Stace,

I just used a cheap 4" reflector telescope from Walmart. Can't remember what magnification. I do live 45 miles outside of Richmond though, so I don't have to worry much about light pollution. Getting away from city lights helps a great deal.

Melissa XX

Leslie Ann said...

I feel like I know what inspired Pink Floyd's Umma Gumma album now. Getting a bit of a contact high just visiting your page, Melissa.

selene denise said...

there's more
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_4?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=nasa+voyager+recordings&sprefix=NASA

helenchapel said...

That's quite amazing and eerie too!
Iv'e nver seen Saturn through a telescope only on TV... documentaries that is...just in case you thought I mean't Star-Trek!

One more thing to add to my bucket list :)

Naukishtae said...

That was increadable.. I used to have a short wave radio, and could pic up soundsteri like that.. I always said if a spaceship landed, i would hitch a ride for the rest of my life.. just to see and hear all that is out there..