Friday, 20 April 2007

Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Magnetic loops formed in the corona of the sun– can be heard as music,
astronomers have found.

Microflares at the base of these loops could be driving the sound in a manner similar to the production of standing waves in organ pipes or guitar strings.

The music is in the milliherz range however, not audible to human ears, whose lower range is a thousand times higher than that.