They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. It's true — space is a vacuum, and sound waves need an atmosphere to be heard. So technically, in space, no one can hear you do anything. But astronomers still use sound to make a whole range of observations, and the sounds they hear can only be described as otherworldly.
Turn Up the Universe
Hear the Sounds of Space
High-Dispersion "Whistlers" Caused by Lightning Discharges
Chorus "Risers" Caused by Particles Striking the Atmosphere
The "Chirp" of LIGO's Gravitational Wave Detection
Written by Ashley Hamer August 1, 2017
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