Musical Universe
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February 17, 2016
We live in a musical universe!! Scientists have been able to record the sound of stars in the universe using special telescopes, and by listening to them they have been able to determine what goes on deep inside them. Different stars make unequal sound because their sound depends on their age, size and chemical composition. Determining the processes occurring deep within the stars with this method is not easy as a scientist says: “It’s like listening to the sound of a musical instrument and then trying to reconstruct the shape of the instrument”. Our own star has Immense coils of hot, electrified gas in the Sun’s atmosphere which behaves like a musical instrument, scientists say. Huge solar explosions generate sound booms which are then propagated along these immense arches of gas thousands of miles above the Sun’s surface at incredibly high temperatures. As a scientist puts it : “The effect is much like plucking a guitar string,” Here on planet Earth we can entertain ourselves with world musical instruments of a much smaller scale. Nevertheless we can create melodies, harmonies and rhythms which resonate with our personality.