When aliens fly past the Earth, this is what they hear.

When Kang and Kodos make their regular run to Earth, they probably turn on the radio as they get close. Same thing with Joozians, Marlkars, and Marvin the Martian. But what, exactly, would they hear?

Last month, the BepiColombo spacecraft looped around Earth on its way to Mercury. As it flew by, it made five recordings totally eight hours. That data was turned into sound, which resulted in what’s basically an mixtape of Earth.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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