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NASA records eerie sounds from Jupiter’s moon Juno


NASA spacecraft has captured curious noises coming from Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon.

Data captured as the Juno mission flew within 645 miles of mysterious space objects was turned into an audio clip by scientists.

The resulting 50-second track of screeches and bleeps was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans last week.

Juno collected the data on June 7 as it flew through the moon’s magnetosphere – the portion of its atmosphere where the magnetic field is strongest.

The spacecraft’s Waves instrument, which tunes in to electric and magnetic radio waves, collected data that was later turned into the audio track.

It was the closest flyby any spacecraft has made to the moon since Nasa’s Galileo spacecraft made its penultimate close approach back in May 2000.

“This soundtrack is just wild enough to make you feel as if you were riding along as Juno sails past Ganymede for the first time in more than two decades,” said Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton.