Astronomers have used Kepler data to analyze target star “song” that relates to the star’s mass, spin and surface features. By doing so, the hidden characteristics of the star’s potential system of exoplanets may be revealed.
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Published on Aug 21, 2013
Scientists have turned light signals from distant stars into sound. By analysing the amount of hiss in the sound, they can work out the star’s surface gravity and what stage it’s at in its evolution from dwarf to red giant.
Read the research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12419