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Solar-Like Oscillations in a Massive Star

Science  19 Jun 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5934, pp. 1540-1542
DOI: 10.1126/science.1171913

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Abstract

Seismology of stars provides insight into the physical mechanisms taking place in their interior, with modes of oscillation probing different layers. Low-amplitude acoustic oscillations excited by turbulent convection were detected four decades ago in the Sun and more recently in low-mass main-sequence stars. Using data gathered by the Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits mission, we report here on the detection of solar-like oscillations in a massive star, V1449 Aql, which is a known large-amplitude (β Cephei) pulsator.

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