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- noun The study of seismic waves propagating in a star, inferred from variations in stellar brightness.
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- noun astrophysics The
studyof the pulsating stars.
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The much-anticipated release of the first science results from the Kepler mission January 4th, included numerous papers on asteroseismology and the potential for understanding stellar structure in unprecedented detail.
And that's where Kepler's asteroseismology observations came in.
As an example of what asteroseismology can reveal, the researchers offered up a star called
The recent research domain of asteroseismology studies the internal structure of stars, which is not directly observable, through the interpretation of the frequency spectra of stellar oscillations.
The basic principles of asteroseismology are very similar to those developed by earth seismologists.
No planets are known to orbit KIC 11026764, but asteroseismology could theoretically be applied to stars that host planets, researchers said.
That is allowing researchers to do some asteroseismology, tracking the variations in stars over the short term, and allowing them glimpses into the processes that drive stellar evolution.
This book discusses the methods used in helio-and asteroseismology for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
Although primarily devoted to asteroseismology and exoplanet search, CoRoT also addresses many important topics in stellar physics.
Launched in December 2006, with a nominal lifetime of 3 years, CoRoT has steadily pursued its dual mission objectives of searching for exoplanets and performing asteroseismology.