Open-source to simulate the sound of stars

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Since the time of Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher, there has been talk of sound or music of the spheres, of the tones of the celestial bodies during movement when they "pass" through the Earth. Pythagoras was not far wrong in this regard, as we have learned, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created open source software to simulate the complex sound or vibrations that stars produce.

So that program used to simulating those star vibrations is open source, and has been developed by that group of astronomers. It's called GYRE and it can simulate various stars and their vibrational frequencies so that we can know what they would sound like. We also want to know the connection between the structure of the stars and their vibrations with this study, as Jacqueline Goldstein, one of the researchers on the project, has well informed.

That's what they're using the GYRE software for, so they can refine your stellar vibration pattern and improve the processes of how scientists can study the surface of a star based on the sounds they make. Without a doubt, a rather curious and interesting project for all those who are interested in astronomy topics, but it is even more interesting to know that they do it with open source, like so many other things that we do not know and that make use of free and / or open software. source.

GYRE is included as part of another project called MESA, in which Goldstein, Rich Townsend and also Ellen Zweibel work. That by the way, you should not confuse it with other projects called that, such as a GYRE firmware and with the famous MESA project that we all know and that is an implementation that fits within the graphical Linux stack. If you want to know more about the project Mesa and GYRE, you can access these links that I leave.


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