For more than 40 years scientists have been exploring space using modern technology for the purposes of human exploration, probes and atmosphere hovering satellites and while those explorations have returned beautiful photographs and even a few other worldly samples the actual sounds of planets have eluded scientists.
Now scientists working at the University of Southampton hope to bring sound to the equation by using techniques from mathematics and physics to create natural sounds that would likely be heard on distant planets.
Using their newly created program scientists are able to give an educated guess to various sounds such as the sound of lightning and thunder on Venus to Mars’ whirlwinds and volcanoes on Saturn’s moon Titan.
What might be the coolest discovery is that humans on Venus would sound like Smurfs with bass.
Professor Tim Leighton at the University of Southampton tells Fox News:
“The pitch of your voice would become much deeper. That’s because the planet’s dense atmosphere means that the vocal cords vibrate more slowly through this ‘gassy soup’.”
If you happen to be near the Astrium Planetarium at INTECH which is located outside of Winchester, United Kingdom you can hear the sounds for yourself this coming weekend.
Leighton says he’s really interested in what music would sound like on other planets, something that might be discovered if astronauts land on Mars and then spend several months exploring the planet with instruments in hand.
What sounds would you like to hear coming from other planets? I would personally like to hear what the voices of the Smurf’s sound like if humans would sound like bass-filled Smurfs.