[EPFL][University of Kentucky]
[The International Meteor Organization]

Recording of mysterious meteor sounds

[Dec 11, 2001] Joined by the International Leonid Watch - Croatia (ILWC) project, a group of scientists presented the first instrumental detection of elusive electrophonic meteor sounds. In November 1998, the Croatian Physical Society and the University of Kentucky organized an expedition to Mongolia to observe the anticipated Leonid meteor shower and shed some light on the phenomenon. The complete data analysis revealed two electrophonic sounds that provided several important clues about the nature of this longstanding astronomical mystery. [read more]

News articles about GEFS:

Natural History magazine (July/August 2002, page 38): “Psst! Sounds Like a Meteor”

Nature Science Update (06 February 2002): “Meteors go pop in the night

Dr.Sky Report on TeenTalkNetwork (17 December 2001):
listen in RealAudio or MP3(9.1Mb)

Dr Sky Radio Show on KZAM 1310AM (13 December 2001):
MP3 audio file (9.2Mb): download
DrSky Web-pages: www.drsky.com

Wired News (28 November 2001):
" Leonids: Imperfect Storm 'Casting'"

Science@nasa (26 November 2001):
" Listening to Leonids"

New Scientist (04 January 2001):
"Sizzling skies"

space.com (28 March 2000):
"Clues to Mysterious Meteor Sounds Sought in Iridium Satellite Suicides"