Latest Asteroseismology Stories
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a clever, simple way to accurately estimate stellar gravity using the star's flickering variations of light.
The stars are boiling! The reason is the energy generated in the center of the star that wants to escape.
We are entering a golden era for "stellar physics" â€“ a term coined to describe research about the formation, evolution, interior and the atmospheres of stars.
NASA's Kepler Mission has detected changes in brightness in 500 sun-like stars, giving astronomers a much better idea about the nature and evolution of the stars.
Bill Chaplin, speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington, said that the Kepler space telescope was an exquisite tool for what is called â€œastroseismologyâ€, measuring the sizes and ages of stars.
An international cadre of scientists that used data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft announced Tuesday the detection of stellar oscillations, or "starquakes," that yield new insights about the size, age and evolution of stars.
In a bid to unlock long-standing mysteries of the sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, an international team of scientists has successfully probed a distant star.
By monitoring the star's sound waves, the team has observed a magnetic cycle analogous to the Sun's solar cycle.
By detecting the faint dimming in the light emitted by stars during a transit event, CoRoT has detected six new exoplanets - each with its own peculiar characteristics - and one brown dwarf.
This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special issue devoted to the early results obtained with the CoRoT space mission.
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