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Fraser
2008-Oct-23, 10:50 PM
Observing a stars brightness pulsate may reveal its internal structure say researchers using the Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits (CoRoT) observatory. The highly sensitive orbital telescope can detect tiny variations in a distant star's brightness, leading astronomers into a new field of stellar seismology called "asteroseismology." Seismology is more commonly used by scientists on Earth [...]

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