John Stuart Reid's hypothesis that explains
the giant hexagonal cloud formation on Saturn
Cymatics at the Smithsonian
Astrophysics is the branch of
astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial
Star: RR Lyrae|
Dr Elisabeth Guggenberger,
University of Vienna, Austria
Star: Chi Hydrae|
Dr Conny Aerts and team, University of Leuven, Belgium.
Sound file created by: European Southern Observatory.
Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, USA.
Dr Guenter Houdek and Dr Douglas Gough,
University of Vienna, Austria.
The star sound files were fed into a CymaScope, which makes the
periodicities in the sounds visible by imprinting them on the surface
of ultra pure water, thus transcribing the sound periodicities to periodic
wavelets, effectively rendering the sounds visible. The CymaScope imagery
was captured on-camera and sent to James Stuart Reid who provided
colorization and titles. The completed videos were then sent to the
Smithsonian where Michael Briggs used them to create the "Star Station," a
booth where visitors experienced the star-sounds-made-visible, the
first time such an exhibit has been achieved. Visitor reaction to the Star Station
positive and children, in particular, loved it. Inspiring children to explore
the field of cymatics is an important part of our ethos.
The Song of the Stars
One of the many applications for the CymaScope lies in making visible sounds from the interior of the earth, planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies.
All sounds have structure when manifest on a membrane and by making the structure visible on the surface of water the nature of the geometry can help scientists understand the processes at work within planetary and celestial bodies
University, in collaboration with the ESA and NASA, are studying the physics
of the Sun both deep within its core and in its outer corona and solar wind
regions,via the SOHO spacecraft data.
The video includes computer-modeled images that show sound bubbles within the sun's outer regions.
Computer-modeled images showing sound bubbles within the sun's outer regions
CymaScope.com have imaged one of the SOHO sounds on the CymaScope. We were pleased to discover that our result confirms the bubble-like structures in the sun's outer regions. The CymaScope image shows 28 bubbles against 34 shown in the Stanford model.
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