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Have you ever wondered what the Earth sounds like as it travels through space? Well then today’s your lucky day. Even though space is a vacuum, planets have a changing magnetic field that vibrates, which is the sound you hear when listened too through a specially designed instrument called, “Waves on the Wind Spacecraft (*1),” which converts radio wave energy into sound waves. 347 more words

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William Herschel, From Oboe Player to Astronomer Royal

Samuel Smiles, the Victorian-era self-help guru, wrote in his book Self Help about how the great astronomer William Herschel achieved what he did:

The life of Sir William Herschel affords another remarkable illustration of the force of perseverance in another branch of science.

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