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#18 - deviousalien
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(07/29/2013) [-]
Unless they lied about space being a vacuum, Impossibru
User avatar #60 to #18 - ruebezahl
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(07/29/2013) [-]
Again the common misconception that space battles would not be heard in a vacuum. I blame lazy science teachers of the "Don't think about what I tell you" variant.

Imagine you are in a spaceship and another spaceship explodes a few miles away. There will be a large amount of debris which will travel through space at a very high speed. It will hit the outer hull of your spaceship, and then you will actually hear the explosion. Yes, sound waves have travel through a medium, but an explosion in space would essentially create its own medium.

So it would not sound like in a science fiction movie, but there most definitely would be some kind of sound.

And if a spaceship or some kind of bomb exploded not too far above our atmosphere, shockwaves created by pieces of debris would hit our atmosphere and would possibly create sound waves.
User avatar #107 to #60 - deviousalien
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(07/29/2013) [-]
But it would not be heard in the same classical way we think of sound. Also, wouldn't the sound dissipate or distort in the debris by the time they reached you? They would sound at very least different
User avatar #52 to #18 - thisotherdude
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(07/29/2013) [-]
Have you ever been to space? How do you know they aren't lying about it?