Can anyone in space hear you scream? Scientists try to find out

Louder. Louder.

(Credit: CUSpaceflight/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)

Some screams come from the gut.

Yes, just like that horrible monster thing in “Alien.”

Now scientists with only extreme discovery in their locker of ambition have decided to learn, once and for all, whether a scream in outer space can awaken alien ears.

The Cambridge University Spaceflight team behind this experiment are truly committed explorers.

They have created a video featuring Albert Einstein — or at least a posh-speaking version of him.

The idea is very simple. They want you to go to YouTube and record your best and most frightening, piercing scream. Indeed, the scientists want you to scream “in a creative way.”

They will then select their 10 favorites, slip them onto a Android phone — it has to be an Android, which surely sounds more scary space-like — and will send them up into space in a nanosatellite.

The next step will be to play the screams through the phone’s speaker.

The scientists will have a microphone ready, waiting for a reaction from outer beings.

I was, naturally, joking above about why an Android phone is being used. For a Scream In Space spokesman … [Read more]

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