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Space Media Music Science

The Hundred Million Mile Pipe Organ 76

Posted by kdawson
from the louder-than-yours dept.
jd writes "Scientists have announced that the gigantic coils of plasma in the solar atmosphere, known as coronal loops, actually carry sound waves much like a pipe organ. Micro-flares on the surface of the sun create powerful blasts of charged particles, which are then guided through the coronal loops, creating the standing waves. Sheffield University is hosting movies and audio recordings of the sun's performance."
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The Hundred Million Mile Pipe Organ

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