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# What can travel though space without a medium?

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Electromagnetic waves can travel through space without a medium.

no, it travels through space without any medium

there are no waves that can travel without a medium, that why waves don't exsist in space.

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

light travels as a transverse wave and it can travel without any medium as it does while travelling in space.

Electromagnetic Waves can travel through space without any material medium.

Light waves, like all electromagnetic waves, travel without a medium, so they can travel through empty space. Sound waves, on the other hand, do require a medium to travel or propagate; therefore, they can not travel through empty space.

No sound does not travel in space. sound must travel through a medium. Space is a vacuum, no air. So therefore without air the sound waves cannot travel.

Sound does move through space. It doesn't move though empty space, i.e. a vaccuum. In outer space there is a vaccuum (though not necessarily a perfect vaccuum).Sound is caused by vibrations in a medium such as air (or water or wood). These vibrations compress and rarefy the medium. The vibrations move through the medium as waves.In a vaccuum, there is no medium thus there is no sound.

Sound waves require a medium to travel through to propagate from point A to point B. In space there is no such medium, so sound does not travel in space.

No, it does not. It can travel through any open space. Sound, unlike light, needs a medium to travel. So light can travel through outer space but sound cannot because there is no medium.

A sound wave cannot travel through space because there is no air in space. Without a medium such as air, you can't hear sounds

When something makes a sound, it vibrates the air, water, or whatever medium it is produced in creating sound waves. Space is a vacuum which means there is no air. Space is truly empty, so there is no medium for the waves to travel though.

An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.An electromagnetic wave (this includes light) does not require a physical medium - it can travel through empty space.

Thermal energy in the form of infrared radiation can travel without a medium because the wave is transverse. Its the same thing as the sun's light traveling through space to strike the earth, light does not need a medium to propogate.

Sound does move through space. It can't move though empty space, i.e. a vaccuum. In outer space there is a vaccuum (though not necessarily a perfect vaccuum).Sound is caused by vibration of molecules (or atoms, etc.) in a medium such as air (or water or wood). These vibrations compress and rarefy the medium. The vibrations move through the medium as waves.In a vaccuum, there is no medium thus there is no sound. There is no atmosphere in outerspace. Therefore, no air (or other medium), no sound.

While electromagnetic waves can travel though the vacuum of space, we know that mechanical waves like sound or seismic waves cannot travel except through a physical medium.

No. Proof: There's no physical medium between the sun and earth. Light waves are different from sound waves, so light waves are able to travel without matter. That's why sound can't travel in space (a vacuum) but light can travel from the sun to earth through the vacuum of space.

No - unless you call empty space the "medium".

sound does not travel through space because sound needs medium to travel..

No a sound wave can't travel through space because in space there is no air and sound waves need a medium to pass though. If you don't know what a medium is, it is something the waves or rays travel through. If you have ever watched a rocket blast off and you couldn't here the rocket make any noise once it left Earth that is why.

We know that mechanical waves require a medium through which to travel. An example of a mechanical wave is a sound (acoustic) wave. The wave transfers its energy into the medium so that it can propagate through it. In contrast, electromagnetic waves don't require a medium through which to travel. They move perfectly well through the vacuum of space.

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