Does the Sun make a noise? © Getty Images

Does the Sun make a noise?

If you could survive a journey into the hot, busy centre of the sun what would you hear, if anything?

Asked by: Amy Hutchings, London


The Sun is a roiling ball of plasma and gas and if you could survive the temperatures within it, it would probably sound like a gigantic pot of boiling jam being hit by a nuclear bomb! The sound doesn’t reach us across the vacuum of space, but there are slower waves that we can see moving on the surface. You can hear the sound of their ‘singing’ here.


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