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Sound waves cannot travel without a medium. Therefore, any big explosions in space cannot be heard. Light waves can travel without a medium.

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Is sound a medium wave?

Yes sound needs a material medium to get traversed


Why cant sound travel in a vacum?

Sound travels through what is called a medium, a medium can be anything made of matter and a vacuum has no medium preventing sound from traveling


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Does sound exist in space?

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Do sound waves need a medium?

Yes. Sound wave is a mechanical wave and needs a medium.


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It Can it needs a medium to travel


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A wave that needs a medium to travel through?

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