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What would the sun sound like if we could hear it? How loud would it be?

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Er, loud *kablamo* type noises I'd expect.

 

 

Very loud. Louder than, say, a great many nuclear warheads exploding at once.

 

 

Louder than the human ear would register, anyhow.

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Very loud. Louder than, say, a great many nuclear warheads exploding at once.

 

I was told about 250 million!

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Well, the sun basically is a gigantic nuclear fusion bomb, so I suppose you'd go deaf instantaneously if you heard it.

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Well, the sun basically is a gigantic nuclear fusion bomb, so I suppose you'd go deaf instantaneously if you heard it.

So then technically you couldnt hear it anyway... :P

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I wonder whether the sound of the sun was ever measured! In decimels?

 

What about a nuclear bomb? Was there ever a reading?

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Thanx atinymonkey, you saved my time. May the ninjas always be with you! :)

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That link has nothing to do with the sound levels. Just to save everyones time.

 

well, no, but it does have some other interesting goodies on it. :)

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Maybe it is in-audible; well, at least to us. According to space.com, the noise that bounced around the universe 380,000 years after the Big Bang (granted the universe was much a 'small' dense gas cloud) has been identified and somewhere in the range of 57 octives below middle C. It is a debate whether we, as humans, can hear noise in space. We could, if our eardrums were sensitive enough to pick up the tiny vibrations created by the miniscule about of atoms in a space vacuum (compared, to say, under water).

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Unless I am horribly, horribly wrong.

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Unless I am horribly, horribly wrong.

 

Uh, Im pretty sure you are.

 

Sounds travells by vibrations in molecules. The closer together these molecules are, the easier it is for the vibrations to move from one molecule to another. This is why sound travels further in water than in air. In space, there are so few atoms that even if they started to vibrate, they wouldn't touch another atom to transfer the vibrations to.

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Unless you suddenly created a cloud of gas, from, say, an explosion, and that carried the sound. It would carry it only a short distance, though, because it would quickly dissapate to the point where you can't hear it.

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3000 G bell this is the sound intensity approximately on the sun we will die if we hear such a loud sound coz it would not only destroy our thympanic membrane but also will increase the tempreature of earth and we all will cogulate. :)

 

AM I RIGHT AM I WRONG I AM DEAD.

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Now lets say we were able to go inside the convection zone and survive. There we would hear the sun in perfect harmony. But im guessing the sound blasts would be so loud it might as well kill us.

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You need a medium for soundwaves to travel through, and space is a vacuum, yada yada yada... I'm sure the sun is emitting a ton of radio waves, so I guess you could listen to the static.

 

You should check out the July 2004 issue of National Geographic. It's got some kickin photos of the sun. Also check out their website for a bunch of crap they put together on this.

 

And here's what they say the big bang sounded like.

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Wouldn't our heads explode or implode or something unpleasant if we heard the sun close up?

 

Oh, and the 50 second clip of the big bang sounds like my washing machine in the middle of the night :P

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