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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.

By StaffSpace.com / July 10, 2012

(AP Photo/Scanpix Norway, Rune Stoltz Bertinussen)

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