Apollo 10 Picked Up "Outer Space-Type Music" On The Moon

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Apollo 10 Picked Up "Outer Space-Type Music" On The Moon

It seems when Apollo 10 explored the far side of the moon, it uncovered strange whistling sounds which were classified by NASA for decades.

It's not that unusual to detect odd sounds in outer space, <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/135894-Baby-Star-Heartbeats-Sound-Like-Star-Trek-Effects>as these recordings of star oscillations show. What's much stranger is uncovering music from <a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/139766-NASA-Provides-Look-At-The-Dark-Side-Of-The-Moon#&gid=gallery_3807&pid=1>the far side of the Moon. Or learning it was recorded during the Apollo 10 mission, buried in NASA's classified archives for 40 years, and emerged to spark inevitable "but is it aliens" debates all over again.

In May 1969, Apollo 10's astronauts prepared for a lunar landing by flying across the Far Side of the Moon. During this time, NASA had no contact with the spacecraft, but recorded all conversations and stored the transcripts in its archives. The recording were declassified in 2008, and have since revealed whistling sounds over the radio which astronauts Tom Stafford, John Young, and Eugene Cernan discussed at length.

"It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music," an astronaut says in the recording. The sounds cut out after an hour, prompting a discussion about whether they should be mentioned to NASA.

While there's no record of Apollo 10 astronauts or NASA discussing these sounds, Apollo 11's Michael Collins' described the phenomenon in his 1974 book Carrying the Fire. But the general public only picked up on these sounds fairly recently, such as when they were covered by Science Channel's NASA's Unexplained Files last weekend. Despite what the episode implies, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation - VHF radio interference between the lunar and command modules.

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Of course, that answer won't be good enough for everyone, including astronauts themselves. "The Apollo 10 crew is very used to the kind of noise that they should be hearing," Apollo 15 pilot Al Worden said. "Logic tells me that if there was something recorded on there, then there was something there."

Source: <a href=http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/apollo-10-astronauts-heard-odd-music-on-far-side-of-moon-160222.htm>Discovery

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Cowabungaa said:
Part of me hoped it was this [https://youtu.be/LwggGA_wRO0?t=12].
What, no love for Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

Still, very interesting there...and weird. This and the Bloop, man. Boggles the mind.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYKN21olBw&index=9&list=PLYjaa9h0s4AZ8gD9OceoFzNIUkT_N9Tvh

I really hope it turns out to be this.
 

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Shame that video couldn't be bothered to just play the damn "music". But I guess that's the sort of thing we can count on those conspiracy shows to fail at.
 

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Fuck I hate these kinds of shows. The whole forced intensity is just irritating.

A jokey "Whoo it sounds outta-spacey" suddenly becomes "the astronauts have never heard anything like this ever before".

I think the idea that the astronauts would hear something that shocked them and then anyone would ever mention it for the next 50 years is just bullshit. This is pathetic, even if it does turn out to be some kind of interesting phenomenon, which I doubt.
 

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It's a stretch to call this music. It's a screech that does sound like the official explanation of "feedback" is quite possible.

Cowabungaa said:
Part of me hoped it was this [https://youtu.be/LwggGA_wRO0?t=12].
Not Pink Floyd or David Bowie?

Dalisclock said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYKN21olBw&index=9&list=PLYjaa9h0s4AZ8gD9OceoFzNIUkT_N9Tvh

I really hope it turns out to be this.
Dalisclock knows.

FalloutJack said:
Still, very interesting there...and weird. This and the Bloop, man. Boggles the mind.
Not...really. Bloop has been reasonably explained as an icequake. This sounds like feedback. I mean, it's fun to think there might be weird things out there, but neither of these are particularly mind boggling.
 

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Something Amyss said:
Not...really. Bloop has been reasonably explained as an icequake. This sounds like feedback. I mean, it's fun to think there might be weird things out there, but neither of these are particularly mind boggling.
Goddammit, don't spoil my nightmares of Cthulhu rolling over in it's sleep down there. I have to have something to take my mind off the depressing mess of the 2016 election.
 

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Dalisclock said:
Goddammit, don't spoil my nightmares of Cthulhu rolling over in it's sleep down there. I have to have something to take my mind off the depressing mess of the 2016 election.
I'm pretty sure Trump's hair is some sort of brain slug in disguise, if it makes you feel any better.
 

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Something Amyss said:
Hadn't heard this theory before. What is it? The idea that an icequake releases a large bubble into the open ocean and that's the sound it makes?
 

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FalloutJack said:
Hadn't heard this theory before. What is it? The idea that an icequake releases a large bubble into the open ocean and that's the sound it makes?
It's not a theory. The sound is consistent with ice calving [http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/29/bloop-mystery-not-solved-sort-of]. This is always what scientists thought.
 

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Something Amyss said:
FalloutJack said:
Hadn't heard this theory before. What is it? The idea that an icequake releases a large bubble into the open ocean and that's the sound it makes?
It's not a theory. The sound is consistent with ice calving [http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/29/bloop-mystery-not-solved-sort-of]. This is always what scientists thought.
I only say sort of because the proof would be monitering an icequake that reproduces the Bloop and recording it. It's a reasonable enough explanation, though.
 

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FalloutJack said:
I only say sort of because the proof would be monitering an icequake that reproduces the Bloop and recording it. It's a reasonable enough explanation, though.
Except I just linked you to NOAA officials saying that it matched the frequency and durations of icequakes. You can even find the NOAA going so far as to say it here [http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds_cryogenic.html]. If people would accept the word of scientists as uncritically as internet urban legends, we'd probably be settling colonies in space by now. However, as Lavar Burton would say, you don't have to take my word for it.

Now, scientists can't prove there isn't a monster out there who sounds like an icequake, but there is no evidence supporting anything of the sort.
 

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Something Amyss said:
FalloutJack said:
I only say sort of because the proof would be monitering an icequake that reproduces the Bloop and recording it. It's a reasonable enough explanation, though.
Except I just linked you to NOAA officials saying that it matched the frequency and durations of icequakes. You can even find the NOAA going so far as to say it here [http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds_cryogenic.html]. If people would accept the word of scientists as uncritically as internet urban legends, we'd probably be settling colonies in space by now. However, as Lavar Burton would say, you don't have to take my word for it.

Now, scientists can't prove there isn't a monster out there who sounds like an icequake, but there is no evidence supporting anything of the sort.
What if it was a monster CAUSING ice quakes? Checkmate!
 

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Something Amyss said:
ThatOtherGirl said:
What if it was a monster CAUSING ice quakes? Checkmate!
Or...icequakes causing monsters! And moon interference!
That's it! The icequakes were caused by moon interference (enhanced by chem trails) that opened up a rift and kaiju are now coming out. And an international government alliance has built giant bipedal weapon platforms to fight them, but they are covering it up for, I don't know, reasons. But giant robots!

Let me have this one thing reality, one thing!
 

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Well, this can probably can be explained by radio disturbances, the same way scientists mistook pulsars for alien signals.

There is a part of me that wants to believe that there is a lunarian prog rock band conducting a concert in some crater on the dark side of our favourite satelite.
 

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ThatOtherGirl said:
That's it! The icequakes were caused by moon interference (enhanced by chem trails) that opened up a rift and kaiju are now coming out. And an international government alliance has built giant bipedal weapon platforms to fight them, but they are covering it up for, I don't know, reasons. But giant robots!

Let me have this one thing reality, one thing!
Are we sure it wasn't Rita Repulsa?
 

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Something Amyss said:
ThatOtherGirl said:
That's it! The icequakes were caused by moon interference (enhanced by chem trails) that opened up a rift and kaiju are now coming out. And an international government alliance has built giant bipedal weapon platforms to fight them, but they are covering it up for, I don't know, reasons. But giant robots!

Let me have this one thing reality, one thing!
Are we sure it wasn't Rita Repulsa?
This would also be acceptable, IF we can find 5 teenagers with sufficient attitude to summon the Megazord.
 

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ThatOtherGirl said:
This would also be acceptable, IF we can find 5 teenagers with sufficient attitude to summon the Megazord.
I'm sure we can. The only problem is, the astronauts awakened Rita several decades early. Can we really hope to catch up to her lead?
 

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so a 3 minute video and you only give me 2 seconds of the actual sound. fucking youtube. and the sound does look like feedback loop in bad quality, so yeah, no mystery here. The Amstrongs amazement at the sight through the window was far more interesting, at least there you could speculate what he actually saw.
 

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Something Amyss said:
Hey, calm down. The only thing I said was that the information they had fit, but that it hadn't been put to the test. That is the scientific method, after all. A few devices for monitering possible icequake locations, it could be confirmed, easy-peasy.