In that last year, I have become completely fascinated with Job 38-39. In these chapters, God is speaking to Job. He basically says, why do you talk about things that you know nothing about? Get up and let ME ask you a few questions. God makes the point that Job wasn’t there and asks,
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?
Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place/” Job 38:4-12
Don’t you just love that? God gives us a glimpse of what it must’ve been like while He was creating the earth. Fascinating!
So even more interesting, but not at all surprising, scientists have discovered that stars DO sing. They’ve even made recordings of the sounds made by different stars. One recording combined a few of the sounds and created an actual song with star sounds. Maybe this is like what God heard as He marked off the earth’s demensions, talk about creation worshipping the Creator! Gives me chills to think about it. Here’s what I found,
As astronomers found out in the 1970s, “the sun and other stars do actually ‘sing,’” said astronomer Donald Kurtz of The University of Central Lancashire in Preston, U.K. Stars produce ghostly whistling, drumming, humming or rumbling sounds, said Kurtz, though their frequencies—or speeds of vibration—must be artificially boosted to bring them into human hearing range.
At a lecture at the conference, Kurtz demonstrated how Bach would sound if played by the stars, combining pitches from different stars into a computer-projected melody. He also used helium, cymbals and bottles to recreate stellar sounds.“Stars have natural vibrations that are sound waves, just as musical instruments do,” Kurtz explained. “In the case of an instrument such as a horn, the cause of the vibrations is the musician blowing on the horn and buzzing his or her lips at a frequency that matches the natural vibrations of the horn. For the star, the vibrations start by changes in the passage of energy from the nuclear inferno in the heart of the star on its way to the surface, and escape into space.”
Early last year, researchers published a paper noting that a massive quake had left a so-called neutron star vibrating like a bell, sounding a note corresponding to what humans designate as F sharp. Early this year, scientists reported that not only stars vibrate musically—the whole Milky Way is oscillating as well, like a drumhead.
“Understanding the sounds of the stars is important for our understanding of the formation of the solar system and the Earth,” Kurtz said.
To see this article and listen to these stars sing, go to http://www.world-science.net/othernews/060809_spheres.htm
Oh and isn’t it interesting, scientists had to artificially boost the star’s sounds to bring them into “human hearing range?” I love that, because it points out that God is so much more sophisticated than we are. He can hear the stars singing without an “artificial boost.” They were clearly created for His glory and sing to Him, not us. And imagine if God loves to hear the stars singing His praises how much He must also love hearing us sing His praises!