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Structure of stars revealed by 'music' they emit

8 April 2011 Last updated at 07:41 BST

The sounds emitted by stars light years away from Earth have been captured by British astronomers using Nasa's Kepler space telescope.

Writing in the journal Science, the team says the "music" created by the stars gives a much more accurate picture of their size and structure than was available previously.

Pallab Ghosh reports.