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Starquakes Viewed by Spacecraft Hold Secrets of Stellar Evolution

Starquakes Seen Inside Faraway Stars
When looking at stars, COROT is able to detect starquakes, acoustical waves generated deep inside a star that send ripples across a star's surface, altering its brightness. The exact nature of the ripples can allow astronomers to calculate the star's mass, age and even chemical composition. (Image credit: CNES)

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