Daily Archives: September 03, 2013

Singing Stars

Engineering isn’t always about building things that you can see. In this case, it’s about taking something you can hear and using it to learn information that might not have been known before.

In the case of this video, scientists are turning light signals from distant stars into sound. By analyzing the sound quality, they can determine the star’s surface gravity as well as figure out which stage it is at in its evolution from dwarf to red giant.

Here at Fulghum MacIndoe, we believe in pushing ourselves to be better, to think bigger, to understand more than we did before. Engineering is powerful and we are excited to be working in this field, with so many other great folks doing amazing things!