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According to recent research by astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham, stars vibrate as a result of earthquake-like seismic activity that reverberates in flickers of light across the galaxies. Scientists compared the light flickers/vibrations coming from a star named KIC 11026764 to those coming from a musical instrument, and they reconstructed the “sounds” by using a technique called astroseismology.

The sound created is similar to wind blowing against a microphone and helps scientists analyze the structure of the star. Another star recently recorded by Sheffield University is our sun. It, too, produces harmony-like musical tones. Larger stars vibrate at lower frequencies than smaller stars, and musical instruments function similarly (Richard Gray, “Star's Song Captured by Scientists,” Telegraph.co.uk, Nov. 7, 2010).

In the Bible, Romans 1:20 Romans 1:20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
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says, “God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (New International Version). God created music and the ability to make and perceive it, so it should be no surprise that His creation hums with musical qualities!