Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi took to Twitter on Saturday, 4 January, to share a video claiming that NASA has recorded the sound of the Sun, and the sound it emits is ‘Om’.
At the time of reporting, this video had over 72,000 views and had been re-shared 1,600 times.
TRUE OR FALSE?
The Quint could verify that there is no truth to the claim stated in the video. NASA has not released any report which suggests anything remotely similar to what is said in the video.
WHAT WE FOUND
After conducting a keywords search using terms like ‘Sound of Sun by NASA’ we were directed to a video uploaded on NASA’s YouTube handle on 25 July 2018.
According to a report by NASA, a group of scientists from NASA and the ESA (The European Space Agency) studied the Sun for over 20 years to document its sounds and movements.
The report also claims that the Sun produces a low, pulsing "heartbeat". To create the audio clip above, researcher of Stanford University processed 40 days of data from SOHO's Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI).
The Sun is not silent. The low, pulsing hum of our star's heartbeat allows scientists to peer inside, revealing huge rivers of solar material flowing, along with waves, loops and eruptions. This helps scientists study what can’t be seen. Listen in: https://t.co/J4ZC3hUwtL pic.twitter.com/lw30NIEob2— NASA (@NASA) July 25, 2018
As one can observe, the thrum from NASA’s actual recording of the Sun does not sound like an ‘Om’.
‘NASA FACTOR MAYBE FAKE, VIBRATIONS ARE REAL’: KIRAN BEDI
We also reached out to Kiran Bedi who, on learning that the video was not released by NASA, said, “Even if it is fake, it’s worth listening to it. It’s good and soothing. It relaxes you and enhances you.”
"“Even if it fake. It’s rich in impact. This is how I felt when I posted it. Which is why without commenting on it I wanted the richness of the vibrations for larger sharing. The NASA factor may be fake but the vibrations one can get by listening to it are not.”" - Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Bedi said she often shares “positive thoughts” in the morning. “I believe in sharing energy. Which is why I post positive thoughts every morning. Most of the times as they are without any comments of mine. It’s called morning nutrition,” she added.
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