Beau W asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 5 months ago

Can a whip be cracked in space?

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  • 5 months ago
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    You could swing a whip, but the "crack" wouldn't happen because there is no air. The "crack" is the tip of the whip breaking the sound barrier.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No--so there goes your tacky novel.

  • Rayal
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    5 months ago

    Yes but as others have said there would be no sound in a vacuum. As far as moving slowly, that is how it is in movies and such but because there is no gravity (as such) in space it looks as if they were swimming. Usually they are wearing bulky space suits that restrict movement. If you were inside an air filled, no gravity room you could go just as fast as you can propel yourself. Up to the speed of light given enough room and a suitable method of propulsion.

  • 5 months ago

    yes because physical movement and force is involved. No sound, though.

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  • 5 months ago

    It can be cracked, but you would not hear anything in a vacuum.

    • Beau W5 months agoReport

      I'm more concerned with the speed and 'pain' if it hits someone. Most videos of people in space craft, they seem to be moving slow. Also in a vacuum, would it hurt or would it push whatever it hits away from it?

  • 5 months ago

    No, there is no atmosphere to carry the sound.

    • Beau W5 months agoReport

      I'm more concerned with the speed and 'pain' if it hits someone. Most videos of people in space craft, they seem to be moving slow. Also in a vacuum, would it hurt or would it push whatever it hits away from it?

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