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.