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Tune In to Jupiter Online

Tune In to Jupiter Online

Radio programming can rarely be described as “otherworldly.” But if you are interested in the music of the spheres, there’s a story of interest on a NASA Web site about a new online listening experience.
The article discusses sounds that can be heard on terrestrial shortwave radios during occasional intense radio storms near the planet’s magnetic poles. The outbursts are in the 18 to 32 MHz range.
“Many ham radio operators have heard these storms, late at night when Jupiter is high in the sky. Now you can listen, too, online, thanks to a live audio link to the University of Florida Radio Observatory, supported by NASA.”
The link also has information about possible dates and times for those storms.