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What does sound not travel through?

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Answered 2012-01-29 03:27:38

Sound can travel through any medium. If you remove the medium you would end up with a vacuum. It is in vacuums that sound cannot travel as it needs a medium to travel (it travels as a compression wave or shear wave).

Space is almost a perfect vacuum so sound is unable to travel through space.



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