If you know how to listen, space can be a noisy place, filled with all manner of radio burps and squelches, created by everything from solar flares to aurora to neutron stars.
When they’re not listening to the heaves and groans of various ice sheets, the boffings working with the British Antarctic Survey spends a lot of time listening to the sound generated by space weather.
Why? Because we need advance warning of geomagnetic events that could result in dead satellites, power outages, and messed up Internet networks.
Most of these sounds are inaudible to humans, but not all of them. Let’s take a listen to some of this noise.
Is there any practical use for this kind of audio? Actually, yes.
Artists are finding ways to incorporate this material into everything from music to video games. Try this, for example.
Read more at Gizmodo.