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Listen to the Wild Sounds of a Solar Storm Hitting Earth

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This week, [the European Space Agency] released several audio and video demonstrations of the magnetic waves created around our planet when it is exposed to the Sun’s stormy outbursts of radiation and charged particles.

These songs are not what you’d literally hear if you were in the bow shock, the area near Earth where solar storms first clash with our planet’s magnetic field. The recordings are based on magnetic wave measurements collected by ESA’s Cluster satellite constellation from 2001 to 2005, which have been assigned sound frequencies to create an accessible representation of the data.

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