Canadian musician Andrew Huang has taken fragments of the audio from the recent Rosetta mission and arranged them into haunting rendition of The Beatles’ ‘Across the Universe’. Apart from his singing, no other sounds were used in the song except those in the ESA’s audio recordings from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The ESA has described the origins of its otherwordly recordings, writes Buzzfeed:
Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording.
Huang is releasing an entire album of comet songs. See here.