Music From the Dark Side of the Moon

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Not Pink Floyd. Of course for some it never happened.


Apollo astronauts who orbited the moon two months before Neil Armstrong's famous 1969 landing heard mysterious and unexplainable 'music' on its far side, out of the range of Earthly radio transmissions, it has emerged.

Recently unearthed recordings made by NASA of the journey, which took the Apollo 10 capsule around the far side of the moon, show the astronauts reacting with surprise and confusion to an unearthly howling noise in their headsets.

The sound began once the capsule was on an hour-long trip around the far side of the moon, out of the range of any Earth broadcast. At one point the baffled astronauts can be heard discussing whether they should tell NASA command or not.

'You hear that? That whistling sound? Whooooooooo!' one of them says.

Another astronaut says he can: 'It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music.'

'Well, that sure is weird music,' his companion agrees.

And no, the 'music' was nothing to do with Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, which was released four years later.

The sounds lasted almost the whole hour that the capsule was on the far side of the moon, and back on Earth the recording was shelved by NASA until 2008, when it was declassified. Now it has resurfaced in the upcoming third season of Science Channel's series, NASA's Unexplained Files.

Mysterious: Typical explanations for such sounds — including interference caused by magnetic fields or atmospheres — do not apply on the moon, leaving their origin a mystery.


Apollo 10 astronauts heard 'music' on the far side of the moon | Daily Mail Online
 
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That's a trip. I love this stuff.

I wonder with the blocking of the Earth if that was part of it. Also, I wonder what the many probes we have sent out deep into space hear.
 
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Perhaps the moon picks up ambient noise from earth and acts as a amplifying speaker broadcasting it off the Dark Side Of The Moon...If they translated it it would probably be screaming "Get these fuckers off me".
 
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Perhaps the moon picks up ambient noise from earth and acts as a amplifying speaker broadcasting it off the Dark Side Of The Moon...If they translated it it would probably be screaming "Get these fuckers off me".
Not a bad theory but till it's proven, I'm going with Pink Floyd and a Time Warp.
 
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Perhaps the moon picks up ambient noise from earth and acts as a amplifying speaker broadcasting it off the Dark Side Of The Moon...If they translated it it would probably be screaming "Get these fuckers off me".
The dark side is always facing away from earth. I don't see how your theory works aside from your humor.
 
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The dark side is always facing away from earth. I don't see how your theory works aside from your humor.
Collects sound that bounces off the front of the moon making it resonate through the moon emitting out the back as amplified sound..:smiley-shrug: taint so hard.
 
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The dark side is always facing away from earth. I don't see how your theory works aside from your humor.
technically, it's the 'far side', not the dark side, as it is not always dark. The moon is tidally locked, so the same side always faces us, but all surfaces of the moon are hit by sunlight.
 
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Collects sound that bounces off the front of the moon making it resonate through the moon emitting out the back as amplified sound..:smiley-shrug: taint so hard.
you DO realize that is impossible, right? See if you can figure out why. I'll give you a hint....

SOUND CANNOT TRAVEL IN THE VACUUM OF SPACE.
 
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Then how did they hear sound?
Did no one actually READ the linked article in full?

The show discusses some of the possible solutions, which include a magnetic field or atmosphere interfering with the radio — but according to experts in the show, the moon has no magnetic field and not enough atmosphere to cause such issues.

The sounds were on the radio, not in the capsule itself.

Sound waves, as I explained, do NOT, CANNOT, NEVER WILL BE ABLE TO, travel in a vacuum.
 
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