World Antarctic scientists record “eerie” sounds of space (audio)

Researchers convert the recordings of emissions into waveform audio files which can be played back and listened to as sound

Scientists at a research station in Antarctica recorded “eerie” sounds from space using an antenna which lies beneath the Earth’s geomagnetic field lines.

The team at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) used a receiver at the Halley Research Station in Antarctica to detect signals from lightning activity and space storms.

Researchers then turned the signals into audio that can be heard by the human hear.

Each lightning flash on Earth emits a short pulse of radio waves, some of which leak into space, researchers said.

Once in space, the waves are guided by the Earth’s magnetic field to the opposite hemisphere.

This activity emits a tone known as “whistlers”.

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