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.

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    But for the first time, the strange crackling noises and muffled bangs of the Northern Lights have been explained through science. Researchers ... then compared sounds captured by the microphones and determined the location of the sound source.
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