Rachel Feltman at The Washington Post:
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Do stars make noise? More importantly, if a star makes a sound too high for mammals to hear and is also in the vacuum of space where no sound can travel . . . does it even count?
Thank God nothing is resting on humanity answering that, because what even.
In a new study published in Physical Review Letters, researchers present evidence that stars might make a sound (sort of).
They were studying plasma, which is the state of matter that makes up most things in the universe (though only visible in a few things, like lightning strikes and the gas inside neon signs, on Earth). Plasma is basically a gas that’s been charged with enough energy to loose electrons from the atoms holding them.