LISTEN: Beautiful comet's 'song' recorded by rocket scientists
19 November 2014, 08:42
Cape Town - Scientists working on the European Rosetta mission which recently made space history by landing the Philae probe on comet 67P/C-G are baffled by the strange sounds the probe recorded approaching the comet.
The sound, which is now being called the comet's 'song' by the scientists who discovered it, is sung at +/- 45 milihertz, reports IOL News. This frequency is inaudible to the human ear, which usually hears sounds from 20 Hertz up.
Scienticts however, detected the minor frequencies and enhanced them. The result was both surprising and enchanting.
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According to Discovery News, scientists at the European Rosetta mission have been working on the project for over 10 years. For them, the successful landing of the Philae probe is seen as a major success for the mission, but the discovery of the song is an even greater reward.
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