Earth's Song

  • Released Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 11073

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In space, no one can hear you scream. So how did two NASA probes record Earth singing?

Listen to the song captured by NASA's twin Van Allen Probes on Sep. 5, 2012.

Learn how the Van Allen Probes (originally named the Radiation Belt Storm Probes) are giving scientists new insight into Earth's chorus.

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The Van Allen Belts are two donut-shaped regions of radiation that surround Earth and can pose a hazard to satellites.

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The EMFISIS antennas on the Van Allen Probes captured Earth's chorus in CD-quality sound.


Please give credit for this item to:
Science@NASA and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Van Allen Belts image courtesy of NASA/T. Benesch and J. Carns

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