Song of the Spheres

The Silmarillion* begins with Eru Illuvatar giving the Ainur, Tolkien’s name for angels, a song to sing. When they sang, their music formed the “circles of the world.” And so, when the characters refer to “the circles of the world,” they are talking about every created thing in their known universe.

While the people of Middle-earth did not know about the planets, necessarily, NASA’s recent discovery cannot help but make one recall their turn-of-phrase. As this article here explains, NASA developed instruments sensitive enough to pick up the electromagnetic vibrations made by the nine planets of the solar system, as well as the sun. (And yes, Pluto still counts as a planet. Just read Planetary Anthology: Pluto* if you don’t believe me. 😉 ) Once they had these recordings, NASA translated the electromagnetic pulses into audible sound.

The video below contains all ten translations. Saturn’s is the most eerie while, in this author’s opinion, Pluto’s is the greatest surprise. I will not spoil anything by telling you what I think these extraterrestrial songs resemble. It will be best if you decide that for yourselves. All I will say is this: “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.”

Enjoy, readers!

All Planet Sounds From Space (In our Solar System)

*If you want more extraterrestrial fun, then pick up Planetary Anthology: Luna and Planetary Anthology: Uranus today! Planetary Anthology: Mercury is also available in both e-book and paperback. Though none of my stories are in this collection, it is the fourth book in the series. So why not buy the whole set ?

Speaking of available, Organic Ink, Volume 2 will cease publication in two short days. If you want to add this poetry anthology to your e-book or paperback book collections, then now is your best chance to do so!

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