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ESA records & # 39; corner & # 39; of the earth's magnetic field and it sounds weird


Scientists at the European Space Agency have recorded the "corner" of the earth's magnetic field and it seems far away.

The & # 39; music & # 39; It is produced during a solar storm as electrically charged particles from the sun's surface collide with the planet.

ESA analyzed the magnetic waves produced when this & # 39; solar wind & # 39; hits the earth and turned the results into audible frequencies to produce a strange song that may resemble the sound effects of a sci-fi movie more than a natural phenomenon.

To hear the psychedelic sound of the Earth's magnetic field, the researchers sent a group of four spaceships through their & # 39; foreshock & # 39; – the first region that the sun's particles encounter when they travel toward the earth.

"Our study reveals that solar storms profoundly change the pre-shock region," Lucile Turc, a former ESA researcher who is now based at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

In quiet moments, when there is no solar storm hitting Earth, the music is lower and less complex, with a single note dominating.

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But when a solar storm occurs, the frequency of the wave is approximately doubled, which means it is higher.

The precise frequency of the resulting waves depends on the strength of the magnetic field involved in the storm.

"It's as if the storm is changing the foreshock setting," Lucile added.

You can listen to the music & # 39; in the video above.

ESA wrote: magn Magnetic waves were measured by ESA's Cluster mission in the above-Earth magnetic foreshock – the first region of our planet's magnetic environment that solar wind particles encounter – during calm weather conditions from space.

‘The video contains a & # 39; magnetic waves in the undisturbed foreshock, obtained by transforming the frequencies of these magnetic waves into sound signals. In the undisturbed foreshock, the sounds are very high and monotonous. & # 39;

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