helioseismology

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he·li·o·seis·mol·o·gy

 (hē′lē-ō-sīz-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of seismic waves propagating in the sun, inferred from variations in solar brightness.

he′li·o·seis′mo·log′i·cal (-mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.

helioseismology

the study of motions of the solar surf ace.
See also: Sun
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The sunquake - observed in 1996 but only recently announced - manifested itself as a series of 3-kilometer-high ripples (shown below) in data from SOHO's Michelson Doppler Imager.
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Some of that heat excites the Corona, or outer atmosphere of the sun, but a portion generates a shock wave that hammers the surface and produces a sunquake.