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Unlike electromagnetic waves such as radio and television or light which can travel through the vacuum of space, sound waves travel by the compression and decompression of molecules in the medium through which they are passing. The medium must be compressible, whether it be gas, liquid or solid, and there are none of these in the vacuum of space.

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Can sound travel in outer space?

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