We all pretty much know by now that the Sun is incredibly loud, but have you ever wondered how loud would that sound be here on Earth, if there was air on space, hence allowing it to travel?
In the surface of the Sun, there are estimated to be around 10 million convections at any given time. These convections are roughly the size of Texas, and are caused by hot material that rises through the outer layers, reaches the surface, cools off and then sinks:
Most of the sound energy that’s created, is reflected right back into the Sun but, some of it (around 300 watts per square meter) gets into the solar chromosphere and corona. (the article continues after the ad)
But what if there was air on space? How loud would the sun be for us here on Earth?
It is estimated that the sound of the Sun 92.96 million miles (149.6 million km) away, would be about 100dB. To put that into perspective, 100 decibels is something like what a chain saw or a tractor sounds like from 5m or a jet take-off at 300 m, so, yes, it’s actually pretty loud! Can you imagine listening to that all day?!
Thank god sound cannot travel through space!
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Photos: NASA, Vanity Fair
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