Scientists Discover ‘Regular Patterns’ in Group of Mysterious Pulsing Stars
MOTHERBOARD shares a University of Sydney study about the possible evolution of the Milky Way.
But while some pulsating stars beat at regular intervals, others are a little jazzier. For instance, astronomers have puzzled for years by the seemingly discordant oscillations of so-called delta Scuti stars, which are about 1.5 to 2.5 times the mass of the Sun. The light from these stars reveals oscillations that are so complex that scientists have been unable to decode them into regular patterns, known as “pulsation modes”—until now.
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