Is it true that the sound from our sun resembles the Vedic mantra ‘Om’? Several videos were going viral on social media which claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recorded the sounds from Sun to be Om (Aum or Ohm). No, it’s not Wah Modi Ji Wah, read on the fact.
Facts about the sound from the sun
In 2010, astronomers at the University of Sheffield succeeded to record the vibrations (eerie musical harmonies) generated by the magnetic field in the external atmosphere of Sun.
Enormous magnetic circuits identified as coronal loops were recognized rolling away from the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere, which functioned like sound waves traveling through a wind instrument.
As sound cannot travel through the near-vacuum of space, scientists cannot read the sounds produced in the Sun’s atmosphere undeviatingly.
Sound from the sun from large magnetic loops
Indeed, the scientists handled the satellite images of large magnetic loops spread over thousands of miles to recreate the sound by turning the visible vibrations into noises and speeding up their frequencies to make them audible to the human ear.
The noise from such a large and powerful ball of fire sounded like a sort of music because it has harmonics. However, the study did not mention any such sounds as ‘Om’.
After the rumors went viral about the sun chanting Om, the space agency explained that it has not published any such statement which refers to the sound as the chant but goes on to say that the humming can be interpreted as ‘Om’.
If you try to hear the tone it will sound Om but do recollect that the speed of the wave has been developed so it may cause a change in the frequency. These are not sound waves but the conversion of visual vibrations to sound vibrations.
Why are we explaining this?
It is because Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi shared a video on twitter, which wrongly claimed that the NASA taped ‘Om’ as a sound coming from the sun.
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) January 4, 2020