Hyderabad: On January 4th, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi posted a video claiming that NASA had recorded the sound of the sun, and that sun chants “Om”.
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) January 4, 2020
Following this, many shared this video on Twitter with their own comments
NASA RECORDS sound of SUN
That's "OM" …
Really mystery https://t.co/EpTOLn8nc9
— Vivek Gautam (@gautamvivek2) January 4, 2020
In July 2018, NASA released a video that Sun is not silent. The video captures the vibrations produced by the movement of the Sun’s waves, loops and eruptions. The hum it produces does not sound similar or close to Om.
The sound of the video is not the original audio released by NASA. Here is the audio uploaded by NASA on its twitter handle on July 26, 2018. video released by NASA in 2018 shows the sonification of electromagnetic waves from the sun is not, in fact, an “Om” chant but a “low, pulsing hum.”
Nowhere in the description or elsewhere did NASA mention that the sound of the Sun resembles ‘Om’ sound. The audio is also available on Soundcloud.
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
According to NASA “Data from ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has captured the dynamic movement of the Sun’s atmosphere for over 20 years. Today, we can hear the Sun’s movement — all of its waves, loops and eruptions — with our own ears. This sound helps scientists study what can’t be observed with the naked eye.”
The visuals of the video shared by Kiran Bedi does not resemble the visuals of video shared by NASA. Sound of Om also seems to be amplified in the shared video.
Hence, the claim that NASA had recorded the sound of the sun, and that sun chants “Om” is FALSE.