The sky above us has served as a muse to humanity since the time we first straightened our backs and started walking upright. Starting from the first cave drawings of the sun and moon to the musical odes across every genre, the universe has been an inspiration across history. Gustav Holst wrote his orchestral masterpiece, “The Planets” , David Bowie penned the rock anthem, “Space Oddity“, and when Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon for the Apollo 11 mission, he carried a tape recorder to play Frank Sinatra’s, “Fly Me to the Moon“.
Jupiter is about to get its own theme song in the form of the newly released Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross track, “Juno“. The song is named after the spacecraft due to reach the giant planet on July 4th and features NASA recordings of Jupiter’s magnetic field.
Juno blasted off from Cape Canaveral in 2011 with hopes of discovering more about the second largest object in our solar system. Scientists will be studying the gravitational and magnetic fields circling the planet hoping to determine what lurks under its dense atmosphere.
Ross and Reznor’s ethereal composition will be the perfect soundtrack when Juno completes its mission in February 2018. That is when the spacecraft will dive into Jupiter’s atmosphere, finding its final resting home somewhere beneath the nebulous clouds.
Listen to a sample of “Juno” and then download it through the iTunes store: