NASA's Cassini spacecraft was bomboarded with dust particles
that make up Saturn's rings, and the sound against its high-gain
antenna are included in a new video file. Meanwhile, as the ESA's Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument makes its descent to Titan, acoustic sensors pick up audio data posted by ESA as MP3s.
Load up your iPod and enjoy digital sound from space, while we wait for
NASA to try again on the Mars microphone idea. And by the way, the
government agencies' audio is typically public domain, so I expect to
hear your remixes soon. Via our friend Gina Robair of Electronic
Musician (check out their free email lists).