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The dawn of polarimetric asteroseismology and its application to blue giant star β Crucis

Combining polarimetry with space-based photometry and archival spectroscopy has given us an unprecedented understanding of the characteristics and interior structure of the bright β Cephei-type variable star β Crucis.

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Fig. 1: Phase-folded polarization.


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This is a summary of: Cotton, D.V. et al. Polarimetric detection of non-radial oscillation modes in the β Cephei star β Crucis. Nat. Astron. (2021)

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The dawn of polarimetric asteroseismology and its application to blue giant star β Crucis. Nat Astron 6, 24–25 (2022).

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