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Homework Help: Sound vibrations

  1. Dec 5, 2005 #1
    Stupid question, not sure waht to say....

    In a science fiction movie, when a spaceship explodes, the vibrations form the sound nearly destroy a nearby spaceship. If you were the science consultant for the movie, what would your advice be for the producer?

    Anyhelp would be greatfully accepted!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 5, 2005 #2
    Space is pretty much a vacuum... can sound waves propagate in a vacuum? If not why not? Also I suspect the debris hurtling from the spaceship would damage the ship if it were close enough. =)
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2005
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