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Professor Tim Leighton and colleagues from the University of Southampton used the tools and techniques of physics and mathematics to create the natural sounds of other worlds, from lightning on Venus to whirlwinds on Mars and ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Leighton, an acoustician at the University of Southampton in England, who has ingeniously employed the physics and mathematical tools of his trade to create the natural sounds one would be likely to hear on the surface of Mars or Venus -- things like lightning, or whirlwinds, or even ice volcanoes found on Saturn's moon, Titan. Leighton is showcasing his latest extraterrestrial sounds for the first time this week at a special event held in Winchester, England.
On Venus, humans sound like bass Smurfs," said Leighton, who works in the University's Institute for Sound and Vibration Research. "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'.”
"This is the real deal -- it's as close as we can get to the real sound of another world until a future probe or astronaut actually goes there and listens to what it really sounds like," Leighton said. [source: http://spaceports.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/sounds-from-other-solar-system-worlds.html via Pedro Cunha]
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