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July 26, 2005

Music of a sphere

Via slashdot, this report on the eerie sounds of Saturn's radio emissions.

Scientists at NASA have now heard proof (called 'Saturn kilometric radiation') that Saturn has a phenomenon similar to the earth's Northern Lights (aurora borealis). Talking about the eerie sounding noise, Dr. Bill Kurth with the University of Iowa says, "We believe that the changing frequencies are related to tiny radio sources moving up and down along Saturn's magnetic field lines. It couldn't sound any spookier if they added a Theremin."

Well worth checking out; it's uncanny.

Posted by joke du jour at July 26, 2005 07:59 PM

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