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Answered 2010-02-11 14:05:45

Sound travels in waves, these waves need a medium to travel through. Think about water in the ocean, without the water, there would be no waves. Same concept.

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Do sound waves need a material to travel in?

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Does sound need a material to travel through?

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Why can electromagnetic waves travel through space and not sound waves?

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How do sound waves travel what do sound waves need in order to travel?

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Can sound travel through other kinds of material than air if so does it travel differently?

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Why sound can not travel without air?

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What type of material can travel through space?

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