Audio animations of pulsating stars

When a star pulsates, it does so in many modes simultaneously, each with a slightly different frequency. The periods of the pulsations are typically many minutes, but speeding them up by a factor of 300,000 in these computer simulations brings the pulsations into the audible range.

Each recording lasts for 8 seconds, which corresponds to about 30 days of real time.

These sound animations were made using the Vislab facility by Andrew Lyons, a PhD student working in music composition at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Last updated 20-Dec-2005 by Tim Bedding