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Subject: What would an explosion in a vacuum look like?

Date: Mon Jun 29 14:19:04 1998
Posted by Debbie Ross
Grade level: grad (non-science)
School: No school entered.
City: C. Springs State/Province: Colorado
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 899147944.Ph

Hollywood "blows up spacecraft" with wonderful sound and visual
effects. I know sound cannot travel in a vacuum but light can. Would
there be any interesting "visual fireworks" in the vacuum of space. What 
affect would the amount of gravity have (microgravity of space
or lower gravity of the moon)?

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