10/19/2012

Spacecraft Records ‘Chorus’ of Space Sounds

Artist's rendering of an RBSP spacecraft in orbit with all EFW booms deployed. Image courtesy of NASA
Artist’s rendering of an RBSP spacecraft in orbit with all EFW booms deployed. Image courtesy of NASA

A NASA spacecraft captured the clearest recording yet of what space sounds like inside Earth’s radiation belts. Craig Kletzing, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa, explains what causes these eerie chirping noises, and what we can learn from them.

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Craig Kletzing

Craig Kletzing is an F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

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About Denise Chow

Denise Chow is a sci-tech editor at Live Science and a former associate producer for Science Friday.