Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's a burning gas ball, not a person

My how we like to anthropomorphize things. The headline for this article reads "In space, scientists can hear the sun scream." It's talking about an observation that solar storms produce radiation in the audible frequency spectrum. It's actually pretty cool. I find it amusing, though, that we (and I'm as guilty as anyone here) like to personify so many things. It's too bad they didn't include an audio sample in the article. Sometimes those recordings sound like the background effects in The Forbidden Planet.

So no I'm off to listen to an old CD called O3 by Sunscreem.


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