Good Vibrations Of Nearby Stars: Satellite Data Sheds New Light On The Sun

Friday, October 24, 2008 - 00:21 in Astronomy & Space

Some of the first data collected by the CoRoT space telescope mission, launched in December 2006, provides valuable information about the physical vibrations and surface characteristics of nearby stars that are similar to our sun, researchers say. This novel information illustrates the great value of space-based observations, and provides astronomers with insights into the interior of our sun, other stars, and the overall evolution of our galaxy.

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