Astronomers have found a class of stars that are singing together

When astronomers started looking at a certain type of very hot and very bright star called Delta Sculti, they noticed something about the way the stars pulsed. Analyzing the data of about 60 such stars, they discovered that they harmonize.

Instead of the expected random noise, the data indicated that some of these stars can make some nice chord.

But if there’s no sound in space, how can this be?

Star pulsations can take the form of frequencies at the same as sound. It’s just a matter of detecting these frequencies and transposing them into a range for the human ear.

Okay, so it’s not exactly doo-wop, but still…

(Via The Daily Mail)

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