Sounds from Solar System’s biggest moon Ganymede arrive at Earth

NASA had launched the Juno mission in August 2011 to understand the origin and evolution of our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter in July 2016. It has completed dozens of orbits around the planet, and on 7th June 2021, it flew closer to Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede. As it got close to Ganymede, NASA’s instrument collected data from electric and magnetic radio waves.

Researchers then shifted the frequencies of these waves to make them audible, creating a 50-second moon track filled with chirps and beeps.

Ganymede, which is bigger than the planet Mercury and the dwarf planet Pluto, is believed to have an underground saltwater ocean, and is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth’s surface.  It’s the only moon known to have its magnetic field.

The soundtrack makes you feel as if you were riding along as Juno sails past Ganymede. To listen to the magical soundtrack watch the video below: