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Gravity waves detected in Sun’s interior reveal rapidly rotating core

1 Aug 2017, 08:00 UTC
Gravity waves detected in Sun’s interior reveal rapidly rotating core ESA; (Sun’s chromosphere based on SOHO image; credit: SOHO (ESA & NASA))

Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that imply the Sun’s core is rotating four times faster than its surface.

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