Friday, October 24, 2008

Sounds from space

Scientists using France's COROT space telescope have used a technique called "stellar seismology" to convert oscillations in starlight into "sound". The technique has produced sound for three stars similar to our own sun. Details including sound clips here.

Some of the sounds remind me of sound tracks from 1950s science fiction films. Our own sun sounds a bit like a wine glass harmonica.

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