They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. It's true — space is a vacuum, and sound waves need an atmosphere to be heard. So technically, in space, no one can hear you do anything. But astronomers still use sound to make a whole range of observations, and the sounds they hear can only be described as otherworldly.
Turn Up The Universe
Hear The Sounds Of Space
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Chorus "Risers" Caused By Particles Striking The Atmosphere
The "Chirp" Of LIGO's Gravitational Wave Detection
Can You Hear Sound In Space?
Written by Ashley Hamer August 1, 2017
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