Definition of asteroseismology
- Also covered is the development of asteroseismology, including the impressive results obtained from analysis of oscillations of white dwarfs, and the early results from emerging studies of solar-like oscillations in other stars.
- —Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Nature, 8 Jan. 2004
asteroseismologistplay \ˌa-stə-(ˌ)rō-sīz-ˈmä-lə-jist, -sīs-\ noun, plural asteroseismologists
- Asteroseismologists measure the rhythmic flickers of stars, which act a bit like the star's pulse, to determine the mass, diameter, age and even the inner composition of the star.
- —Laura Snider, Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado), 26 Oct. 2010