Subject: Music of the Spheres? Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:51 pm
Music of the Spheres? Posted on July 29, 2014 by Ann Kreilkamp
Wikipedia: In a theory known as the Harmony of the Spheres, Pythagoras proposed that the Sun, Moon and planets all emit their own unique hum (orbital resonance) based on their orbital revolution, and that the quality of life on Earth reflects the tenor of celestial sounds which are physically imperceptible to the human ear. Subsequently, Plato described astronomy and music as “twinned” studies of sensual recognition: astronomy for the eyes, music for the ears, and both requiring knowledge of numerical proportions.
I notice that NASA features two “songs” for Uranus and two for Earth, which makes me wonder if there is such a thing as a planetary sound signature, or whether these “sounds” just happened to be “captured” then and there. Fascinating. Via Megan.