Podcast: What Does the Sun Sound Like?

by Ryan Schleeter

October 13, 2015

Check out episode three of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptinonal — satisfying your curiosity doesn’t have to be one of them.

Sun Through Clouds

Photo by Tamako the Jaguar / Creative Commons.

Space camp alumnus Avery Trufelman from Oakland, California wants to know what the sun sounds like, and so do we! NASA expert Robert Alexander has our answer, delivered through the wondrous technology of sonification — even though there’s no sound in space.

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Ryan Schleeter

By Ryan Schleeter

Ryan Schleeter is a senior communications specialist with Greenpeace USA covering climate and energy. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, Grist, GreenBiz, EcoWatch, and more. Find him on Twitter @ryschlee.

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