Astronomers Have Found the Source of Strange Space Whistles.

Space whistles fall under the category of music, don’t they? Sure, let’s go with it.

Space is not only weirder than we imagine, it’s weirder than we can imagine. But thanks to some work by NASA, we now know where some strange whistles from space are coming from.

They go like this. The last time I heard something like this, I walked into a packed video game arcade in 1983.

These sounds are known as “the whistler mode chorus” and come from high in the atmosphere where high-energy electrons had escaped. But how and why was this happening? A plasma wave created by the Earth itself by…well, just read about it here.


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