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Sound Through Space [message #95487] Mon, 04 April 2022 22:22 Go to next message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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If sound cannot travel through outer space because there is no air, how can astronauts send audio messages back to earth? Houston we have a problem

That's something that's been bugging me for a while now.
Re: Sound Through Space [message #95488 is a reply to message #95487] Tue, 05 April 2022 08:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Re: Sound Through Space [message #95489 is a reply to message #95487] Tue, 05 April 2022 08:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nouri is currently offline  Nouri
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The best I can figure is that electromagnetic waves can travel through a vacuum. It isn't sound, so the lack of air doesn't interfere with its function.

How is above my pay grade.
Re: Sound Through Space [message #95499 is a reply to message #95487] Tue, 05 April 2022 23:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Miami is currently offline  Miami
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I have enough issues with gauge sizes, and you want to me figure out the scientific reasoning in sound waves in space? Laughing

Above my pay grade, bro.

Interesting to think about though.
Re: Sound Through Space [message #95555 is a reply to message #95487] Sun, 24 April 2022 23:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Phonetic Ear is currently offline  Phonetic Ear
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Although you won't hear all the sounds in space, it becomes possible with the help of some matter and a converter. Radios will always be a necessary tool because most sounds won't be detectable in space.
Re: Sound Through Space [message #95589 is a reply to message #95555] Thu, 05 May 2022 16:08 Go to previous message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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This is interesting. There are some areas of the cosmos that have copious amount of gas. And I thought it was only me. Galaxy clusters being those areas. A new way of interpreting these space sounds use a technique called Sonification. But, don't think if you were parked around one of those galaxy clusters you'd hear this sound. As, the technique takes these sounds that are hundreds of quadrillion times lower than the human range of hearing to create the sound. That's mighty low and quite a few zero's. One hell of a subwoofer.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/new-nasa-black-hole-sonifications-with-a-remix.html
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