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RE: Slightly OT: Sun Loop Music
However, it would be interesting IMO to get some of that
data and bring it up within reach of human hearing.
Fiorella Terenzi, who earned a Ph.D. in physics in
Italy, has combined work in science and music, including on ongoing career as a
performance artist. Her first CD, Music from the Galaxies, uses optical
and radio data from galaxy UGC 6697 as the basis for some of the
music. I have a couple of her CDs from years ago, I'll have to
find them and listen again. She's a wild woman! check out her
photos at the bottom of this page.
"Sun's Atmosphere Sings
By Jeanna Bryner
posted: 18 April 2007
07:58 pm ET
Astronomers have recorded
heavenly music bellowed out by the Sun's atmosphere.
orchestra seats for this solar symphony would be fruitless, however, as the
frequency of the sound waves is below the human hearing threshold. While humans
can make out sounds between 20 and 20,000 hertz, the solar sound waves are on
the order of milli-hertz-a thousandth of a hertz.
presented this week at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy
Meeting in Lancashire, England, reveals that the looping magnetic fields along
the Sun's outer regions, called the corona, carry magnetic sound waves in a
similar manner to musical instruments such as guitars or pipe organs.