Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Chirps of alien birds?

2 years ago December 04, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 Tuesday, December 04 2012 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 6:39:51 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

Two NASA spacecraft captured the clearest sound recordings yet from Earth's radiation belts and they're described by a scientist as the chirping of "alien birds". The Van Allen Probes are studying the radiation belts and collecting detailed measurements of high-energy particles and radio waves. These so-called chorus waves operate in the same frequency as human hearing. The high-pitched radio waves were played at a conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days