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Hiss from the chorus

What is the origin of the broadband, low-intensity radio waves thought to control the radiation belts that surround Earth? The latest suggestion sees this 'hiss' emerging from an unsuspected quarter.

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Figure 1: Earth's engirdling belts.


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Rodger, C., Clilverd, M. Hiss from the chorus. Nature 452, 41–42 (2008).

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