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Pulsations in Crystalized, Dying Star

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

Texas Astronomers Discover Pulsations in Crystalized, Dying Star



The University of Texas at Austin said:

AUSTIN ó Astronomers from The University of Texas at Austin and colleagues have used the 2.1-meter Otto Struve Telescope at the universityís McDonald Observatory to discover pulsations from the crystalized remnant of a burnt-out star. The finding will allow astronomers to see below the starís atmosphere and into its interior, much like earthquakes allow geologists to study compositions below Earthís surface. The findings appear in the current issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The Texas astronomers made their discovery in collaboration with astronomers from Brazilís Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, the University of Oklahoma, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.


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