Friday, April 20, 2007

a devotional

Something to mediate on this fine morning ...

Sun's Atmosphere Sings

Astronomers have recorded heavenly music bellowed out by the Sun's atmosphere.

The study, presented this week ..., reveals that the looping magnetic fields along the Sun's outer regions ... carry magnetic sound waves in a similar manner to musical instruments such as guitars or pipe organs.

They found that explosive events at the Sun's surface appear to trigger acoustic waves that bounce back and forth between ends of the loops, a phenomenon known as a standing wave.

In the cosmic equivalent of a guitar pick, so-called microflares at the base of loops could be plucking the magnetic loops and setting the sound waves in motion, the researchers speculate.

Pretty cool. The whole story is here.

Psalm 19:1//The heavens decalre the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

Psalm 97:6//The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.

Isaiah 49:13//Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.

2 comments:

I Ravish His Heart said...

I saw that this morning on yahoo... It is awesome to think of it that way I mean how the sun is declaring the glory of the Lord. Maybe it is a sign of the end times?....

Marianne said...

I was listening to Brian Zahnd the other day and he said that research scientists are realizing that everything is held together with sound waves. It's pretty incredible because God SPOKE and everything was created. The Bible says that everything is held together by the WORD of God. Interesting thought - that God's voice saying "Let there be.." is reverberating and holding all things together.