NASA Detects a New Space Sound: Electron Whistlers
A totally new kind of sound from space was discovered by NASA scientists.
The sound was discovered using a magnetospheric multiscale satellite of the agency.
The spacecraft's instruments are capable of measuring magnetic, electric, and plasma waves, and they are also usable on Earth.
The "electron whistlers" sound, which was just discovered, was heard in the Earth's magnetic field.
Electron whistlers are the result of lightning strikes on Earth that emit radio waves into space.
A unique sound is created when radio waves come into contact with particles in the magnetic field of the Earth.
Researchers from NASA have said that the finding of electron whistlers may aid in their understanding of the intricate interactions between Earth's atmosphere and space.
New knowledge on the effects of space weather on satellites and other technologies on Earth may result from this.
The finding of electron whistlers opens up new opportunities for investigating other solar system planets.
Similar noises have already been picked up by the magnetospheric multiscale probe near Jupiter and Saturn.
Science Advances, a journal, published the findings.
All things considered, the identification of electron whistlers marks a substantial advance in our knowledge of space and its interactions with the planet.