What Can You Hear In Space?

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July 15, 2007
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For some of us, space seems more real when we consider actually traveling in it. Imagine you're on a space flight on your way to Mars. Besides some excellent people watching among your fellow would-be astronauts, what do you hear, beyond the walls of your spacecraft? Physicist Don Gurnett has recorded what you might encounter, and it isn't just the sound of desolate silence.

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Earth whistlers click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth multi-hop whistlers click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth proton whistlers click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth chorus click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth auroral kilometric radiation click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Jupiter whistlers click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Jupiter chorus click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Jupiter electron cyclotron emissions click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Jupiter bow shock crossing click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Jupiter upstream ion acoustic waves click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth nose whistler in stereo click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
Earth AKR in stereo click for audio click for spectrogram click for video
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