The Birth of Asteroseismology

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2325-2327
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060088

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Scientists studying the oscillations of the sun have gained remarkable insights into its interior structure and properties. In his Perspective, Gough highlights a recent study, which has extended such seismological studies to a more distant sunlike star, heralding the birth of asteroseismology.