MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1469"
How Everything Works 23 Jan 2018. 23 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1469>.
1469. Is there sound in space? If so, what is the speed of sound there? — MH
No, there is no sound in space. That's because sound has to travel as a vibration in some material such as air or water or even stone. Since space is essentially empty, it cannot carry sound, at least not the sorts of sound that we are used to.

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