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#26 - phycopath (07/29/2013) [-]
Technically, you can't hear anything in space, but thumbs for you
Technically, you can't hear anything in space, but thumbs for you
User avatar #62 to #26 - ruebezahl (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 would explode above our atmosphere, shockwaves created by pieces of debris would hit our atmosphere and would possibly create sound waves.
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