If you thought it was quiet in space, you were wrong. Instruments aboard NASA's orbiting Radiation Belt Storm Probes have picked up audio from the phenomenon known as "chorus" radio waves within Earth's magnetosphere, and they sound more like bird song than aliens from outer space. Turn up the volume to listen.
NASA (Apr. 26, 2013) During an Earth Day visit to Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver received a tour of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission control room and was briefed on Goddard Earth ... watch video
Reuters (July 24, 2012) An experimental heat shield developed by NASA has survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while traveling at hypersonic speeds up to 7600 mph (12,231 kph). In a test flight, the Inflatable Reentry ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 29, 2013) Is the earth unique? Or is there life somewhere else out there in space? The NASA built space telescope Kepler was designed to give us some initial answers to these questions. The flying telescope ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 5, 2013) Space start-up company UrtheCast wants to bring Earth into sharper focus with state-of-the-art cameras mounted aboard the International Space Station. The company is building a web platform to stream ... watch video
AP (Aug. 28, 2012) A camera on the International Space Station captured Hurricane Isaac from 253 miles above the earth as it approached the southeast coast of Louisiana. Forecasters say Isaac's effects could reach out ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 10, 2014) The 41st expedition to the International Space Station is back on Earth, and the crew brought some flies along. Here's how they'll help us reach Mars.
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Rumble (Dec. 23, 2014) During his 6-month stay on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst took over 12,500 photos while orbiting Earth. The European Space Agency has now released a video that ... watch video
May 27, 2015 The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist ... read more
Dec. 20, 2013 A new project led by a Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Leicester has revealed the 'animalistic' sounds in the dark, cold vacuum of space and the boiling mass of the ... read more
Nov. 14, 2013 The sun emits light, but it also emits particle beams. A scientist has now revealed how these beams generate radio waves. These radio waves can tell us about the outer layers of the sun and the ... read more
Feb. 28, 2013 NASA's Van Allen Probes mission has discovered a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth, revealing the existence of unexpected structures and processes within these hazardous ... read more
Sep. 13, 2012 Researchers from the Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa have released a new recording of an intriguing and well-known ... read more