Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stellar Respiration: Star Breath-Sound

Via asteroseismology I've been listening to the stars breathe today and they sound ready to perform Darude's Sandstorm.  Roaming and researching, I happened upon University of Birmingham studies of resonant oscillation - which reveal the noise or breath within a star, which reveal its age.  Sound and brightness of a star vary with age.  A star's oscillation affects its brightness and scientists are now able to digitally translate that oscillating breath.  Hence, the Moog sound.  Read more about stellar respiration here.