Can there be sound without matter?

Can there be sound without matter?

Sound vibration must travel through matter. Sound cannot travel through a vacuum. A vacuum is an area without any air, like space. So sound cannot travel through space because there is no matter for the vibrations to work in.

Can sound be heard in an empty space?

No, you cannot hear any sounds in near-empty regions of space. Sound travels through the vibration of atoms and molecules in a medium (such as air or water). In space, where there is no air, sound has no way to travel.

Is sound real?

Sound is pressure waves through matter. If there’s no matter, there’s no sound. It makes an air pressure wave and that’s it. The concept of sound is by definition a biological being’s perception of the pressure wave—and if there are no ears around to perceive the pressure wave, there’s no sound.

Can sound waves travel without matter?

A sound wave is a means of transporting energy without transporting matter. Sound can travel through a vacuum.

Is there such a thing as no sound?

Well, the answer to this question is quite simply NO. There would be no sound if people were not around to hear it. Waves of energy (you can call this matter) trigger the tiny hairs in our ear to send nerve signals to the brain.

Can there be vibrations in matter that isn’t air?

But can’t there be vibrations in matter that isn’t air? And if there are gases in space, then why can’t sounds move through them? Answer by Lynn: You’re right that there are gases in space, and it’s true that these gasses can propagate sound waves just like Earth’s air allows sound to travel.

Why does sound exist in relation to matter?

Sound exists because of matter as it always needs a medium to propagate. Hence, sound could not have existed before matter to create it. For your second question, sound can affect matter. The most common phenomenon is sympathetic oscillation.

Is it true that no sound can travel through space?

So it’s not strictly true that no sound vibrations can travel through space at all, but it is true that humans would not be able to hear any sounds in space. But in movies when they show a large space ship exploding and another spaceship nearby they often play a large exploding sound.