Weird: The Sound of a Dying Meteor [Video]


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In space, no one can hear you scream. Likewise, no one can hear the rapid incineration of meteors as they enter the atmosphere… until now. What you hear in the video below is actually a translation of radar waves bouncing off of a meteor during last month’s Perseid shower.

The U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas recorded echoes of the Perseid Meteors as they passed over the monitoring facility. Includes imagery of a meteor photographed by astronaut Ron Garan aboard the International Space Station.

That Jetsons-esque “whoop” is the moment of impact (so to speak), and the high-pitched whine that follows is ionized debris scattering into the atmosphere.

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    • Thank you for that, I needed a good ol' belly laugh! Course, I then did have to explain to my classmates and teacher "just what was so damn funny"… But, eh, it's great, and they all though the sound was cool, too, so I'd say it all evens out in the end.