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Why is there no sound on Mercury?

With no molecules in the vacuum of space there is no medium for the sound waves to travel through. So there is no sound.

Can sound travel on Mars?

Remember there is no atmosphere on the moon, and without an atmosphere or a medium by which sound waves can travel there is no sound. This is not the case on Mars because that planet has an atmosphere, even though it is insufficient to support un-protected human life, it is sufficient to allow transmission of sound.

Can you hear sound on other planets?

Can we hear sounds on other planets/moons with any type of atmosphere? Yes we can. Since any kind of matter can transmit sound waves, we can hear sound on Mars or Titan or Venus or any place with an atmosphere.

In which planet we Cannot hear sound?

And the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan resembles the static noise coming off a TV, with a rhythmic sound going on and off in the background. Space is a vacuum — so it generally doesn’t carry sound waves like air does here on Earth (though some sounds do exist in outer space, we just can’t hear them).

Why is sound not heard in space?

No, you cannot hear any sounds in near-empty regions of space. Sound travels through the vibration of atoms and molecules in a medium (such as air or water). In space, where there is no air, sound has no way to travel.

Does Mars have oxygen?

Mars’ atmosphere is dominated by carbon dioxide (CO₂) at a concentration of 96%. Oxygen is only 0.13%, compared with 21% in Earth’s atmosphere. The waste product is carbon monoxide, which is vented to the Martian atmosphere.

Can you hear sound on the moon?

Are there any audible sounds at all on the moon? However, the Moon is in space, and space is mostly a vacuum (there are always some atoms floating around, but they are VERY far apart and don’t interact with one another). Thus there is no sound on the Moon.

Does the sun make a noise?

The surface of the Sun produces sound waves because the surface is convecting and this produces pressure waves that travel into the inner corona. But yes, the surface does produce sound waves, but they have very low wavelengths measures in hundreds of miles! …

Do planets make sounds?

Are We Really “Hearing” a Planet Sound? Not exactly. The planets don’t sing pretty music when spaceships fly by. But, they do give off all those emissions that Voyager, New Horizons, Cassini, Galileo, and other probes can sample, gather, and transmit back to Earth.

Why we Cannot talk in space?

In fact, the middle of space is very quiet. Because there is nothing out in space (like an atmosphere), the sound waves from one astronaut’s whistling can’t travel over to the other astronaut’s ears. That’s why the astronauts use radios to communicate—even if they’re floating in space right next to each other!

Can you breathe in space?

We’re able to breathe on earth because the atmosphere is a mixture of gases, with the thickest gases nearest the earth’s surface, giving us the oxygen we need to breathe. In space, there is very little breathable oxygen. This prevents the oxygen atoms from joining together to form oxygen molecules.

Is it true that no sound can travel through space?

So it’s not strictly true that no sound vibrations can travel through space at all, but it is true that humans would not be able to hear any sounds in space. But in movies when they show a large space ship exploding and another spaceship nearby they often play a large exploding sound.

Can a sound travel from Earth to Mars?

There can also be vibrations in matter that’s not gaseous: for example, the solid Earth or even the Sun (see the related link below). But although sound can travel through Earth, it can’t travel from Earth to Mars because there’s essentially no matter (gases, liquids, solids) in between the two planets for it to travel through.

Is there a way to land on Mercury?

“We don’t know why Mercury is the way it is, only that it’s kind of important we understand that,” Byrne said. And landing on the tiny planet may be the key to solving some of its many mysteries — if only someone can figure out how to do it.

Can there be vibrations in matter that isn’t air?

But can’t there be vibrations in matter that isn’t air? And if there are gases in space, then why can’t sounds move through them? Answer by Lynn: You’re right that there are gases in space, and it’s true that these gasses can propagate sound waves just like Earth’s air allows sound to travel.