Science The strange sound of Northern lights captured by Finnish researchers (+video)

Northern lights (or aurora borealis) sound like a kind of clapping, or applause, just 230 feet above the ground. The study confirms reports by wilderness travelers who say they've heard strange noises when the northern lights appear.

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The northern lights of Earth are more than just dazzling light shows — they also generate their own strange applause too, a new study reveals.