What does space sound like?

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by TokeyMcSmokey, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Sound is transmitted by vibration waves. Space is almost a perfect vacumm, there is nothing to vibrate, therefore the sound of space is the sound of silence, which is also a song by simon and garfunkle, btw
  2. Watch the video and she'll explain to you how we can hear it. Basically the waves would push and pull time-space, creating sound without the need of a medium.
  3. thats is pretty intense, what i dont understand is how someone would observe the sound.... What i mean is, if a human, or instrument was within reach to "hear" the waves of space compressing and decompressing, their ear drums are in space, and would also be following the same compression and decompression.... relatively to the space around it, technically, since it would also be bending light along the waves, you probably wouldnt even notice/feel anything from it.... Like how someone experiencing more gravity, experiences time differently than someone under less gravity, but the person in either gravity, feels no change.
  4. Exactly.

  5. #6 jas43, Mar 17, 2011
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    thats baller.
    she has some arms lol

    (quiet fap)

    Edit: closer look, i'll pass.

  6. especially since she said the waves are traveling the speed of light... when one was to pass you, it would hit you, and be billions of miles away before the sound caught up with you, a few months later...

    Not saying it may or may not make sound you know, but the sound would be billions of miles behind the wave in space lol, speed of light is far superior to the speed of sound
  7. I have some more to add

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fqE01YYWs]YouTube - Jupiter sounds (so strange!) NASA-Voyager recording[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFFGdTI9KeA&feature=related]YouTube - sounds of saturn[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGwDdTZBAEY&feature=related]YouTube - Sound of Sun[/ame]
  8. saturn is fucken creepy as
  9. Dude, what?

  10. Haha ok, im pretty high right now and slightly run down from st patties day, but what i mean is, to the observer (person hearing, or instrument recording) these ripples in space, traveling at the speed of light, would hit you, and go past you, and bend you with it, so you wouldnt actually notice anything, then, on top of that, the sound waves, cant travel anywhere near the speed of light..... so if there was an audible sound, it would be SO far behind the wave in space... there is a HUGE block of physics missing from the explanation if it actually makes sound... I mean, yea, it makes ripples in space, but ripples arent sound..... always.... light is waves..... you know... so there is just something huge missing to link it all together or something lol. Sound by definition requires sound waves..... which arent space waves traveling at light speed... they are sound waves, traveling at the speed of sound. You know... hahahaha
  11. Hahaha ok now I got it... I think the "sound" part is metaphoric, it's not actually sound, its an audible interpretation made by a computer of all the "waves" traveling through space.
  12. The earth you lazy bastard!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVHXMLDvWA]YouTube - How Earth Sounds from Space[/ame]

  13. Well the lady said they are close to being able to capture the sound, which kinda made me think she meant they could actually pick up sound that shouldnt technically exist hahahahahaha. The planets making sound make sense to me, massive rotation and force is being exerted on planets making movements and such, but for fluctuations in gravity to make sound just goes way over my head hahaha, too much

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