Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Scientists Discover Heavenly Solar Music

Musical sounds created by longitudinal vibrations within the Sun's atmosphere have been recorded and accurately studied for the first time by experts at the University of Sheffield, shedding light on the Sun's magnetic atmosphere.

Using state-of-the-art mathematical theory combined with satellite observations, a team of solar physicists from the University have captured the music on tape and revealed the harmonious sounds are caused by the movement of giant magnetic loops in the solar corona -- the outermost, mysterious, and least understood layer of the Sun's atmosphere.

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