I've asked before, but never seem to get anywhere...
Whenever I watch shows like "The Universe" and "How the Universe was Made" and "Through the Wormhole" and so on, they always mention, and sometimes play, sounds from different objects in space. I remember one episode playing the sound file of what a black hole might sound like.
I'm not completely sure of the process to get the sounds (you can't hear a scream in space, after all), but I think it has something to do with converting radio waves or light waves or some other kind of waves to sound waves and playing those back... or something...
What I do know is that I want these sounds. I do have some of the sun, a quasar, Saturn's rings (so dang cool)... even the Big Bang itself. But I know that more is out there. I've already heard what a black hole might sound like from of those space shows, but I can't find anything outside of YouTube, and I'd rather have non-MP3 files, to be honest. I'd love to get a sound file of a supernova, more of the sun, and I heard yesterday on YouTube what the earth might sound like from space:
(He does link to where he got that sound file, but the link is dead).
Does anyone know of a website that collects all the different sounds that have been produced from waves, preferably in an uncompressed format like .wav?
Interesting topic. I'll have a look.
I have no clue....You should try asking Phil Plait (Bad Astronomer blog) the question. Let us know what he says!