24 October 2008
Vol 322, Issue 5901

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COVER The surface of the Sun shows rapidly changing patterns due to convection, as well as global oscillations of very low amplitude. The CoRoT (Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits) satellite, launched in December 2006, has now measured both phenomena in other stars. See page 558. Image: Thomas Berger; ISP/Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences