- Source: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
- Year: 2014
- Submitted by: Elana Mann
In 2004 the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Rosetta spacecraft to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which was first discovered in 1969 by Klim Ivanovych Churyumov. The Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet in the summer of 2014 and commenced a detailed study. While orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the spacecraft detected oscillations in the comet environment’s magnetic field. These oscillations were taking place well below the detection of the human ear, but were subsequently translated by the ESA to a higher frequency, making these sounds audible. Thus, we are able to hear the sounds being emitted by Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as a song.