voyager halloween

Spooky Sounds from Across the Solar System

Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear.

In time for Halloween, we’ve put together a compilation of elusive “sounds” of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.

Listen to a few here and visit our Soundcloud for more spooky sounds. 

Cassini Ring Crossing

This eerie audio represents data collected by our Cassini spacecraft, as it crossed through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, during the first dive of the mission’s Grand Finale. The instrument is able to record ring particles striking the spacecraft in its data. In the data from this dive, there is virtually no detectable peak in pops and cracks that represent ring particles striking the spacecraft. The lack of discernible pops and cracks indicates the region is largely free of small particles. 

Voyager Tsunami Waves in Interstellar Space 

Listen to this howling audio from our Voyager 1 spacecraft. Voyager 1 has experienced three “tsunami waves” in interstellar space. This kind of wave occurs as a result of a coronal mass ejection erupting from the Sun. The most recent tsunami wave that Voyager experienced began in February 2014, and may still be going. Listen to how these waves cause surrounding ionized matter to ring like a bell.

Voyager Sounds of Interstellar Space

Our Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these high-pitched, spooky sounds of interstellar space from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013.

The soundtrack reproduces the amplitude and frequency of the plasma waves as “heard” by Voyager 1. The waves detected by the instrument antennas can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears.

When scientists extrapolated this line even further back in time (not shown), they deduced that Voyager 1 first encountered interstellar plasma in August 2012.

Plasma Sounds at Jupiter

Ominous sounds of plasma! Our Juno spacecraft has observed plasma wave signals from Jupiter’s ionosphere. The results in this video show an increasing plasma density as Juno descended into Jupiter’s ionosphere during its close pass by Jupiter on February 2, 2017.  

Roar of Jupiter

Juno’s Waves instrument recorded this supernatural sounding encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016. “Bow shock” is where the supersonic solar wind is heated and slowed by Jupiter’s magnetosphere. It is analogous to a sonic boom on Earth. The next day, June 25, 2016, the Waves instrument witnessed the crossing of the magnetopause. “Trapped continuum radiation” refers to waves trapped in a low-density cavity in Jupiter’s magnetosphere.

Visit the NASA Soundcloud for more spooky space sounds: https://soundcloud.com/nasa/sets/spookyspacesounds

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com.

I’m just saying a couple of ceiling bats or wall skeletons could really improve the atmosphere in here

Samhain in Outlander

Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🍁🍫🍂🍭

“Jamie glanced over his shoulder at the sun, a flat disc hanging in mid-sky behind a thin screen of cloud.
“It’s almost Samhain now,” he said. “All Hallows’ Eve. Seems suitable, no?” He shivered involuntarily, in spite of the joke. “When you…came through. What did ye do?” (Outlander)

“Similar tables existed for Hogmanay and Midsummer’s Day, and another for Samhain, the Feast of All Hallows. The ancient feasts of fire and sun, and Beltane’s sun would rise tomorrow.”  (Dragonfly in Amber)

“What are you up to, Roger? Ducks?”
“Nothing,” he said, eyes still fixed on the empty entrance. “It’s just an old custom. Samhain—Hallowe’en, you know?—that’s one of the feasts when it was customary to try to divine the future. And one of the ways of divination was to walk to the end of the house, and then step outside with your eyes closed. The first thing you see when you open them is an omen for the near future.”  (Voyager)

“Claire had gone through the stones of Craigh na Dun on the ancient fire feast of Samhain, on the first day of November, nearly two years before.”  (Drums of Autumn)

““Claire had speculated that the whatever-it-was stood widest open on the ancient sun feasts and fire feasts. It seemed to work—she had herself gone through the first time on Beltane, May 1, the second time on Samhain, the first of November. And now Brianna had evidently followed in her mother’s footsteps, going on Beltane.”  (Drums of Autumn)

(gif from Outlander Cast) 

Whats that you hear?

Oh it’s just me quietly giggling at my own joke about Tom Paris getting Voyager in the Halloween spirit by making the warp core go “Boooo!”.

happy halloween, pls remember that harry kim shows up to the voyager halloween party in uniform and everyone is like “where’s your costume” but he points to the shiny fake pip on his collar and says “I’m lieutenant kim” and the joke kills

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Thank you to themidnightroses dontyouauntkathyme dataaanalysis soong-type-princess!!!

(1.Data Cat, 2.Super Bashir, 3.Vampire Seven, 4.Astronaut Tom Paris 5.ZombiePicard, 6.Sexy Pirate Data, 7 & 8. Chakotay/Janeway as each other) 

✱ pumpkins scream in the dead of night…

happy halloween hysteria. oct 31-nov 2. mandatory for all muses.

events happen in the background; post, plot, and para them as you desire.

boys and ghouls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange? then look no further, because have we got the event for you. every halloween, thousands of parties, attractions, and other spooky delights of the same nature pop up and draw out millions of people to all ends of the world. well this year, your halloween plans are going super nova, because the biggest brands of the world have pooled together to host the most extravagant halloween bash that the world has ever seen. they’ve purchased a cruise ship, ripped it down to the studs, and rebuilt their horror empire. starting next season, they will be offering weekend long voyages throughout fall, but this year, there’s one debut voyage setting sail for halloween: and you’ve made the guest list! so embark with us on HYSTERIA, a luxury cruise that’s filled to the brim with everything you’d need for a scary stay. there’ll be plenty of activities (movie marathons, costume contests, huge mazes, horror trivia, games, dinner theatre, etc) throughout the trip and a massive halloween party held in the ship’s ballroom the very first night. but guests, beware: there’s nothing that’s ‘off limits’ on this cruise. you never know when you’ll find a monster under your bed, or when the light swill go out, or when you’ll turn the corner and find the grady sisters staring at you from the end of the hall. you’ll be chased, snuck up on, and downright scared all voyage long. 

p.s. there’ll also be 2 non-spooky dinners in celebration of día de los muertos, feel free to bring a picture of a loved one you’ve lost so they can be honored during it. 

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All Hallows' Eve, Only Hallows' Eve - AnonymousMink - Star Trek: Voyager [Archive of Our Own]
By Organization for Transformative Works

The inevitable collision of two idiots in love during Voyager’s Spooktacular Halloween Party!

Janeway x Chakotay, One-shot, Complete at 1714 words.

A lil’ Halloween gift I wrote for the wonderful @soverygeeky :D

Originally posted by galinaredreznikov

Samhain in the Outlander series

For hundreds of years, there has been a Celtic festival, held on 31 October–1 November, to mark the beginning of winter. It was Samhain in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, and Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. The festival is believed to have pre-Christian roots. In the 9th century, the Catholic Church made 1 November All Saints’ Day. Among Celtic-speaking peoples, it was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí), and the souls of the dead, came into our world and were appeased with offerings of food and drink

So our celebration of Halloween has pagan roots intertwined with its Christian overlay. In the United States it has also intersected with the celebration of the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, especially in areas where there is a large Mexican-American population.

In the Outlander series, we know that Samhain was one of the few times during the year when one so gifted, or so cursed, could pass through the stones at Craigh na Dun.  Samhain is mentioned most frequently in Drums of Autumn, and not at all in Voyager.  Happy Samhain, Happy Halloween, Happy All Saints’ Day, and Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

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“Jamie glanced over his shoulder at the sun, a flat disc hanging in mid-sky behind a thin screen of cloud.
“It’s almost Samhain now,” he said. “All Hallows’ Eve. Seems suitable, no?” He shivered involuntarily, in spite of the joke. “When you…came through. What did ye do?” (Outlander)

“Similar tables existed for Hogmanay and Midsummer’s Day, and another for Samhain, the Feast of All Hallows. The ancient feasts of fire and sun, and Beltane’s sun would rise tomorrow.”  (Dragonfly in Amber)

“What are you up to, Roger? Ducks?”
“Nothing,” he said, eyes still fixed on the empty entrance. “It’s just an old custom. Samhain—Hallowe’en, you know?—that’s one of the feasts when it was customary to try to divine the future. And one of the ways of divination was to walk to the end of the house, and then step outside with your eyes closed. The first thing you see when you open them is an omen for the near future.”  (Voyager)

“Claire had gone through the stones of Craigh na Dun on the ancient fire feast of Samhain, on the first day of November, nearly two years before.”  (Drums of Autumn)

““Claire had speculated that the whatever-it-was stood widest open on the ancient sun feasts and fire feasts. It seemed to work—she had herself gone through the first time on Beltane, May 1, the second time on Samhain, the first of November. And now Brianna had evidently followed in her mother’s footsteps, going on Beltane.”  (Drums of Autumn)

“Well, he wasn’t going to wait till November—God only knew what could happen to her in five months! Beltane and Samhain were fire feasts, though; there was a sunfeast between.”  (Drums of Autumn)

“After the first bit, there was a section titled “Sun Feasts and Fire Feasts,” with a listing after—Imbolc, Alban Eilir, Beltane, Litha, Lughnassadh, Alban Elfed, Samhain, Alban Arthuan—with a paragraph of notes following each name, and a series of small crosses inscribed alongside. What the hell was that for?
Samhain caught his eye, with six crosses by it.
This is the first of the feasts of the dead. Long before Christ and his Resurrection, on the night of Samhain, the souls of heroes rose from their graves. They are rare, these heroes. Who is born when the stars are right? Not all who are born to it have the courage to take hold of the power that is their right.   (Drums of Autumn)

“It must be nearly the end of October now—the feast of Samhain, the Eve of All Hallows, was nearly come, or only recently past.”  (Drums of Autumn)

Samhain,” Brianna said softly, but softly enough that Donner was not distracted from the flow of his story.
Late fall, he said, and the weather was bad. It had been raining for days, and the footing was uncertain, slippery and boggy by turns. The wind was high, and the storm surge pounded the beaches; they could hear it, even in the secluded spot where the portal lay.”  (A Breath of Snow and Ashes)

“Well, he’ll be gone by Samhain,” Roger muttered, approaching the bed. The portal in the stones should be wide open then, and with some sort of gem in hand, the bugger ought to be back to his wife in…”  (An Echo in the Bone)

“He began to hear them long before he reached the crest. It was three days before Samhain, and the stones knew it. The sound that wasn’t a sound at all vibrated through the marrow of his bones, made his skull ring and his teeth ache.”  (An Echo in the Bone)

“They thought the portal was most active on the sun feasts and fire feasts—and Samhain was an important fire feast—but they couldn’t wait the extra day, for fear that Jem would be taken too far from Craigh na Dun after passing through the stones.”  (Written in My Own Heart’s Blood)

“Scots celebrated Samhain with hollowed-out turnips with candles in them, but Brianna had wanted a slightly more festive tradition for her half-American children. ”  (Written in My Own Heart’s Blood)

“And then on the day before Samhain, as the sun was sinking and the great fires being built up for the evening, a woman from nearby had gone up to the lonely croft and run down again, screaming.”  (Written in My Own Heart’s Blood)

(Excerpts From: Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, iBooks.)