Fan: Have you thought about taking part in a European film? Jensen: I might have a little trouble with the language but yeah, why not? Misha: Just by the way, is European film a euphemism for gay porn? Jensen: I mean that really doesn’t change my answer.
This is the sound of the aurora on Saturn. Pretty eerie, no?
There is no sound in space. Outside planets and stars, molecules are spread out too thin for sound to propagate. It follows, then, that we can’t really hear sounds planets emit into space. But radio waves—electromagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than infrared light—are, as we know, handy for representing sound. And so it makes sense for us to interpret radio waves, whether originally encoding sound or not, as sound. These are radio waves emitted in conjunction with auroras around Saturn’s poles, similar to the northern and southern lights on Earth. They were picked up by the Cassini spacecraft and then interpreted as sound. But the sound was not in the audible range, so it has been downshifted by a factor of 44. And finally, so as not to bore us to death, it has been speeded up by a factor of 22. Realize, then, that many human choices were made in order for us to be able to “listen to space.” But if you can accept that, you can enjoy this.
Seriously. It’s amazing. It really explains how amazing Jared is as an actor and it is way over due. Jensen is usually the one that gets praise, but Jared deserves it just as much and this article sums it up perfectly. PERFECTLY.
It’s a few days old, as it was posted on his birthday, but still…READ IT.