Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scientists discover music in Sun!

Example of solar coronal loops observed by the...Image via Wikipedia

Scientists discover music in Sun!: "For the first time, astronomers have found that the magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the Sun produces eerie musical harmonies -- a discovery that could provide new ways of understanding and predicting solar flares before they happen.

Scientists at the University of Sheffield found that huge magnetic loops that have been observed coiling away from the outer layer of the Sun's atmosphere -- known as coronal loops -- vibrate like strings on a musical instrument."