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    Sample this

    From the BBC

    'Pipe organ' plays above the Sun

    Immense coils of hot, electrified gas in the Sun's atmosphere behave like a musical instrument, scientists say. These "coronal loops" carry acoustic waves in much the same way that sound is carried through a pipe organ.
    Solar explosions called micro-flares generate sound booms which are then propagated along the coronal loops.
    "The effect is much like plucking a guitar string," Professor Robert von Fay-Siebenbuergen told BBC News at the National Astronomy Meeting in Preston.


    More http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6574059.stm

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    Re: Sample this

    Quote Originally Posted by tmonaghan
    From the BBC

    'Pipe organ' plays above the Sun

    Immense coils of hot, electrified gas in the Sun's atmosphere behave like a musical instrument, scientists say. These "coronal loops" carry acoustic waves in much the same way that sound is carried through a pipe organ.
    Solar explosions called micro-flares generate sound booms which are then propagated along the coronal loops.
    "The effect is much like plucking a guitar string," Professor Robert von Fay-Siebenbuergen told BBC News at the National Astronomy Meeting in Preston.

    More http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6574059.stm
    A library of this would be good for playing hot jazz!!

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    Re: Sample this

    It's just gas...

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    Re: Sample this

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    It's just gas...

    O. K. I'll get back to this comment in a second. But first, a comment on the "Sun's atmosphere behave like a musical instrument". Am I right or am I wrong in understanding the properties of space that things can't be heard "out there" because of its vacuum??? Sound doesn't travel through a vacuum, I thought. But it would be mighty cool to somehow record or even "sample" the sound generated by the Sun's flares.

    Now back to the comment "It's just gas. . . "

    I tell my loving wife that all of the time. . . . .
    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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