Sounds in Space
Friday, April 29, 2005

I hope everyone who is a Firefly fan will know that there is no sound in space. Also note that in the Firefly series, there was no sound in space, so I'm just wondering (hypothetically, mind you), what are all those gun blasts and engine sounds doing there? Hope someone can answer me here.


Sunday, May 1, 2005 7:39 AM


Guess I was wrong about space. Thank you for teaching me this about space. Wow, i didn't know that there was sound in space! Hope I can find out more.

Friday, April 29, 2005 3:45 PM


This is a major misconception about space. There IS sound in space since normal interstellar space isn’t a total vacuum. It’s below the level of human hearing but artificial sensors can detect it and if a sound is traveling through space and encounters an area of higher particle density (IE a ship's atmosphere) it possible (but very unlikely) that the sound could heard assuming the sound was extremely loud.

Additionally the sound could be amplified though the ships speakers for the benefit of the crew- namely the pilot.

Friday, April 29, 2005 1:04 PM


I'm hoping they're just in the trailer as attention-grabbers for all the people who have'nt seen the show.


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