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Perseid Meteor Shower Sounds: Space Surveillance Radar Captures Celestial Audio (LISTEN)

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A shooting star from this year's Perseid meteor shower captured by NASA astronaut Ron Garan at the International Space Station. | NASA/Ron Garan

Hey space fans and audiophiles, turn those speakers up to 11.

The following sound clip captured by the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas is the "recorded echoes" of the Perseid meteor shower.

Pretty far out, if we don't say so ourselves.

Given that a full moon restricted many people from having the pleasure of viewing the most recent Perseid showing, at least they can now take a listen.

This particular clip was posted by the YouTube channel, VideoFromSpace.

The Perseid meteor shower, also known as the "Tears of St. Lawrence," is believed to have been observed nearly 2000 years ago, according to AstronomyLive, and is consistently anticipated among the most spectacular natural phenomena of the night skies.

For more cool meteor shower multi-media, click here to check out a photo taken by astronaut Ron Garan aboard the International Space Station, and click here to view a stunning photo of the Perseid meteor shower (from one of the few people who could see it!)



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