Earth makes a terrible racket

Scientists have made new recordings of the sounds of the earth, and this time its not songs of the whales and the drumming of rain, but charged particles from the solar wind colliding with Earth’s magnetic field.

The sounds are blocked from our hearing by the ionosphere, or charged layer on top of our atmosphere, which is good because apparently they sound awful, and reportedly would overwhelm all radio stations on the planet.

Though scientists had previously thought that these screeching radio waves just oozed into space, recent research shows that Earth’s racket is actually beamed off into space, making it easier for aliens to listen in, should they tire of their own cosmic rock.