Monday, June 21, 2010

Scientists Release Songs Made By the Sun // If the Solar Corona Were a Listening Room

Full article here // Excerpt below

By Jeffrey Kluger

"You won't find it on iTunes and even if you did, you certainly wouldn't wind up humming it all day. Still, the most talked-about song in the world — at least in astronomical circles — comes from a very unlikely performer: the sun. Scientists at Sheffield University in the U.K. have just released what amounts to a recording of what you would hear if you could stand inside the solar corona — the upper layer of the sun's atmosphere — and it turns out what you'd hear is music. The simple symphony that fills the corona is not only beautiful, but could also could yield new insights into how the sun itself operates."

Keep reading...

No comments:

Post a Comment