The Voyager 1 spaceship, which recently grew to be the 1st man-built object to leave our solar system, has transmitted peculiar, high pitched shrieks and squeals from beyond the void.
The sounds, described by several as a ‘howl’ and by some like the ‘scream’, were recorded at a distance of twelve Billion miles from our sun.
The ‘shrieks’ detected by Voyager’s instruments are indeed plasma waves. The piercing-pitched sound emitted by them are impossible to hear in the cosmos, but in the range of detection by Human ear.
A voice for NASA remarked, “The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of these plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager one. The waves detected with the device antennas may be basically augmented and played in a speaker.”
Ed Stone, a Voyager Project scientist based in the California Institute of Technology stated that, “The 36-year old explorer will now be crusing in unfamiliar waters of a new cosmic ocean and it has brought us along on the journey.”
Before this year, Voyager one’s devices indicated this craft had either left, or was about to depart, the solar system. Yet, nobody could give a particular figure regarding how long it might take. The transmission of the strange noises has aided scientists to determine, once and for all, that Voyager 1 has indeed left our space for pastures new.
The Voyager spacecraft was initially launched in 1977 and, ever since that point, it has travelled billions of miles through our solar system. It is now so far from earth that radio messages, including the strange shrieks of interstellar outer space, take about 17 hours to be delivered at NASA head office.
Voyager 1 is supposed to keep on transmitting until a short time in 2020.
The sounds from outside the bounds of the solar system are a fascinating approach to mark our species historic entrance into interstellar outer space.