The Sounds of Our Sun: Early this March, our sun erupted with the strongest solar storms in eight years.

The Sounds of Our Sun: Early this March, our sun erupted with the strongest solar storms in eight years. For the first time, the frenzy of charged particles unleashed can be heard through a process of sonification, not unlike the way a Geiger counter clicks when it detects radiation. But these sounds are unlike anything you’ve heard before: a million shards of glass? The terrifying roar of a caged beast?

If you enjoyed the sights and sounds from NASA’s shuttle booster rocket, you will love this! Robert Alexander, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor created this to bridge between science and art, in anticipation as the sun ramps up toward the peak of its current solar weather cycle in 2013.

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16 Responses to The Sounds of Our Sun: Early this March, our sun erupted with the strongest solar storms in eight years.

  1. Rajini Rao says:


    Nails scraping on a board, Kimberly Brosnan ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jamie White says:


    That is so freeken cool! Some of it sounds like glass breaking.

  3. Chip Fox says:


    So now we can hear sun farts. lol


  4. OMG !!!


    It reminds me of CONTACT the movie !!!


    Thank you for sharing this !


    I would have never imagined !!

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    LOL, Feisal Kamil , I was expecting that the conversation would reprise Bowie. Wonderful as that was, I was rather hoping for Pink Floyd 1968 Set the Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

  6. Rajini Rao says:


    I never pass up an excuse to play PF.


  7. Headphones/earbuds time ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Incredible Rajini Rao you always come up with the most amazing things..thank you ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. i believe we are in intense solar activity this year, Solar cycle


  10. This will be of interest to you Rajini Rao http://talkvietnam.com/2012/03/vietnam-may-be-affected-by-many-geomagnetic-storms/ now you know why I am “slightly” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Yonas Kidane says:


    With permission from the creators, I made a song featuring this sound of the solar storm. Please enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚


    http://www.reverbnation.com/kiddscosmicvibrations

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    I โ™ฅ your unique cosmic music, Yonas Kidane . Thank you for sharing it here! Keep up the awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Yonas Kidane says:


    Thank you Rajini Rao, for visiting. I’m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Nice work, Yonas Kidane!

  15. Yonas Kidane says:


    Thank you Marc, much appreciated.

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