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  • Writer's pictureNate Scharping

What Would the Sun Sound Like If We Could Hear It On Earth?

A thought experiment explores the awesome power of our star.

It’s dawn. The sun crests the horizon, bringing with it the first flush of light and the arrival of a new day.

And, as always, the dull roar, once muted, returns in full force. A bawling cacophony permeates the air, insidious as daylight. Gone is the trill of birdsong, the gentle rush of wind. Indeed, it is a struggle even to talk.

So begins another day in a curious thought experiment: What if we could hear the sun?

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