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Sound of our sun captured by astronomers at the University of Sheffield

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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:20 PM
Hear the Sun Sing

Have you ever wondered what the Sun would sound like if you could hear it?

Scientists cannot directly record the sound produced in the Sun's atmosphere because sound cannot travel through the near vacuum of space.
BUT they are able to use visual observations of the frequency at which the coronal loops vibrate to recreate the sound back here on Earth.

Our Sun lies 93,000,000 miles away, surrounded by the vacuum of space.

Sound won't travel through space, of course. But with the right instrument, scientists can "hear" pulsations from the Sun.

astronomers at Stanford University can record acoustical pressure waves in the Sun by carefully tracking movements on the Sun's surface. To do this, they use an instrument called a Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI), mounted on the SOHO spacecraft, circling the Sun 1,000,000 miles from Earth.

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:37 PM
Very cool, sounds like a light saber fight.

Thanks for sharing

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:40 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

I don't know how accurate that is but, it sounds really cool đź‘Ť

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 11:45 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

It's mathematically musical. Thanks for posting this.

posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:39 AM
I could fall asleep to this.

It's relaxing for some reason to me.


posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 11:23 AM

I don't know why I was expecting more of a forest fire sound, but I guess this makes more sense.

And I'm proud of myself for resisting the temptation to make a joke about listening to the seventh planet in our solar system.

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