November 09, 2004
"Ring" Tones

New Scientist is carrying this article describing a rather startling discovery about Saturn... the rings make music. No, really! Apparently impacts in the ring structures generate radio waves of distinct wavelength and frequency. If I'm reading the article correctly, it's not the "WeeerrWOO" static tone, but distinct and steady, like a bell. That surrounds a planet.

Ain't astronomy great?

Posted by scott at November 09, 2004 12:08 PM

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