The National Aeronautics and Space Administration released what they said was a recording of the audio from a black hole and it went mega-viral on social media after many compared to what they imagine hell sounds like.
“The misconception that there is no sound in space originates because most space is a ~vacuum, providing no way for sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster has so much gas that we’ve picked up actual sound,” the official account tweeted.
“Here it’s amplified, and mixed with other data, to hear a black hole!” they added excitedly.
The audio is from black hole 200 million light-years away.
The video went mega-viral with more than 16 million views from the one tweet alone. Many on social media found it disturbing and spooky, with some comparing it to the sounds of hell.
“Nasa, on a pleasant august sunday evening: hey wanna hear what’s surely the wailing of souls trapped inside a black hole since the beginning of human existence,” read one popular response.
“Oh neat it’s the sound of demons screaming from the depths of Hell,” saidMatt Walsh.
“I’m not religious, but I’m starting to think that those souls sent to Hell actually end up in a black hole,” tweeted an associate professor of planetary science.
“According to NASA, a black hole sounds like billions of souls wailing in anguish from the depths of hell. Neat! I didn’t plan on sleeping anytime in the foreseeable future, anyway,” read another reply.
“Good news everyone! We recorded the sound of a god’s eternal death scream as its collapsing gravity bends light and warps reality!” joked another user.
Others found it less creepy and said compared it to the spiritual sound Om sacred to Hindus.
Reporting by The Blaze.