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It is Beer O'clock and the Earth is not happy.

Earth's Alien Sounds

"These radio waves, called Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR), are created high above Earth where solar particles interact with the planet's magnetic field. Credit:ESA/Cluster"

"Scientists have known about the radiation that causes the sounds since the 1970s. It is created high above the planet, where charged particles from the solar wind collide with Earth's magnetic field. It is related to the phenomenon that generates the colorful aurora, or Northern Lights.

The radio waves are blocked by the ionosphere, a charged layer atop our atmosphere, so they do not reach Earth. That's good, because the out-of-this-world radio waves are 10,000 times stronger than even the strongest military signal, the researchers said, and they would overwhelm all radio stations on the planet."


Dear Earth,

You are in league with bats and dolphins. I await the coming revolution of our high pitched brethren.

-Kia

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