Photo credit: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona
NASA has just released a “Sinister Sounds of Space” playlist just in time for Halloween. You’ll find the “Trembling Quakes on Mars,” which uses sounds from the Mars InSight lander, “Sounds of the Ancient Universe,” captured by ESA’s Planck spacecraft, “Tunes from the Galactic Center,” using data made by observations from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and “Swirling Auroras of Jupiter,” in which NASA’s Juno spacecraft observed plasma wave signals from Jupiter’s ionosphere. Read more to listen and for additional information.
The image you see above is titled “Ghost of the Cepheus Flare” and show the cosmic dust clouds faintly visible in dimly reflected starlight. They can be found at the edge of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud complex approximately 1,200 light-years away. Another notable event is the core of the dark cloud on the right, which is collapsing and likely a binary star system in the early stages of formation.
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