• Question: is there sound in space?

    Asked by woody (beep362jam) to Sameed, Jose, Joanna, Heidi, Freya, Chris on 21 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by sebastian(away362jam).
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      Sameed Muhammed answered on 21 Nov 2019:


      Sound requires a medium to travel. In space (which is vacuum), there is no medium so sound cannot travel in space. If a spaceship explodes in space, a nearby spaceship will see the explosion (because light travels without a medium) but will not hear anything.

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