What Does A Dying Star Sound Like?

Dr. Jon Miller, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Michigan and his team, set out to learn what a star being shredded by a super massive black hole 3.9 billion light years away might sound like.

Although it is thought that there is no sound in space because there is no air for sound waves to vibrate in and therefore create sound, with a series of data calculations, they discovered that a star being swallowed by a black hole is probably closest to the frequency of a D-sharp which is approximately 311.127 Hz.

Listen to his talk with CNN about this new discovery and hear a simulation of what they think a dying star sounds like.


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