Apollo 10 astronauts heard ‘eerie’ music from the dark side of the Moon

Apollo 10 astronauts heard an “eerie” and “outer spacey” music as they passed around the dark side of the Moon, it has been revealed in an audio, declassified by Nasa. The sounds came about as the astronauts took part in a test that saw them travel further from the Earth than ever before — 2,20,820 nautical miles — and far out of contact with Earth. “That music even sounds outer-spacey, doesn’t it?” one of the astronauts asks. “You hear that? That whistling sound?” “Boy, that sure is weird music,” lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan says in the notes. “We’re going to have to find out about that,” his colleague command module pilot John Young says. Particles in space might have interfered with the astronauts’ radios, scientists have suggested. The Cassini spacecraft picked up same sounds from Saturn — though the charged particles come from moving through Saturn’s environment, but the Moon doesn’t have an atmosphere or magnetic fields. The sounds might also have come about as the two radios interfered with one another. But astronauts have suggested that the scientists would have been used to hearing those kinds of sounds. It also isn’t clear known why the information stayed secret. But it is likely that it was kept hidden because of the US policy of encouraging astronauts to stay quiet about unusual psychological events in space, so that public trust in the space missions would stay strong.


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