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  • n. Plural form of starquake.


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  • They know that the sun rings like a gong and shivers with "starquakes" - which may reveal as much about its interior as earthquakes do about Earth's-but are stumped by where the quakes and rings come from.

    Mysteries Of The Sun

  • When looking at stars, COROT is able to detect 'starquakes', acoustical waves generated deep inside a star that send ripples across a star's surface, altering its brightness.

    Scientific Blogging

  • The twisting of magnetic field lines in magnetars give rise to 'starquakes', which will eventually lead to an intense soft gamma-ray burst.

    Scientific Blogging

  • And it's those starquakes, shooting out streams of charged particles and radiation, that cause energy bursts like the one that hit Earth on Aug. 27.

    Debut Of A Mighty Magnetar

  • That force can periodically crack the star's solid metal crust, causing tremendous "" starquakes. ''

    Debut Of A Mighty Magnetar

  • As observed by the European Space Agency/NASA jointly owned spacecraft named the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), powerful starquakes are being set off across the Sun when great solar flares explode above its surface.

    SOHO and the Sun's Sonic Energy

  • They resorted to analyzing high-frequency oscillations in the star's brightness that are caused by "starquakes." Top headlines

  • The scientists found that they could also use the telescope to pick up other changes in brightness caused by starquakes. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Using a technique called astroseismology they were able to detect the flickers of light caused by these starquakes and reconstruct the sound produced by the star. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Total energy available to neutron star having their starquakes


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