Would you "Hear" a Stars Nuclear reactions if you were close to it? Hey all, This is more of a thought problem, but last night I was wondering about what it would be like to see a star up close (relatively speaking). Since stars are essentially a massive nuclear chain reaction you would think it would be a fairly noisy process. However while picturing this I realized sound cannot travel through a media-less vacuum like space. So if you where sitting very close to a Star (excluding the fact radiation, heat, ect, would kill you) would it be completely silent, even with all of the massive reactions going on inside? Or in order for it to produce sound would you have to be inside the gas shell (gas as the medium for sound) in order to hear anything?