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Mysterious Sounds Made by Meteors Explained

Mysterious Sounds Made by Meteors Explained

There’s a mysterious audio phenomenon that many meteor observers have reported. As they see the bright object passing overhead in the upper atmosphere, they hear the sounds of popping, hissing and rumbling as if it’s actually nearby. Even a sonic boom from the meteor would take some minutes to get to their ears on the ground, yet these sounds occur simultaneously to their sighting. A new study has solved the mystery with a little help from Alexander Graham Bell. Hello?

Richard Spalding led a team of researchers at Sandia National…

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