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Paper: The sun and asteroseismology
Volume: 20, Frontiers of Stellar Evolution: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of McDonald Observatory (1939-1989)
Page: 139
Authors: Brown, Timothy M.
Abstract: Helioseismological studies of the p-mode solar oscillations can be extended to similar oscillations on more distant stars, thereby constituting the field of asteroseismology. An evaluation is presented of the current and future prospects for such studies in the cases of stars of approximately solar type; general agreement has not yet been reached as to the detection of p-modes in stars other than the sun, but such detections appear likely in the near future through powerful new telescopic techniques. There are also suggestive theoretical indications as to how much would be learned about stellar interiors through detailed studies of stellar oscillation.
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