What Have We Learned from Helioseismology, What Have We Really Learned, and What Do We Aspire to Learn?

  title={What Have We Learned from Helioseismology, What Have We Really Learned, and What Do We Aspire to Learn?},
  author={D. Gough},
  journal={Solar Physics},
  • D. Gough
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • Solar Physics
Helioseismology has been widely acclaimed as having been a great success: it appears to have answered nearly all the questions that we originally asked, some with unexpectedly high precision. We have learned how the sound speed and matter density vary throughout almost all of the solar interior – something which not so very long ago was generally considered to be impossible – we have learned how the Sun rotates, and we have a beautiful picture, on a coffee cup, of the thermal stratification of… Expand

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