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Subject: How would sound propagate through Mars' atmosphere?

Date: Wed Jan 4 20:21:59 2012
Posted by Chris
Grade level: undergrad School: Lakeland Community College
City: Painesville State/Province: OH Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1325733719.Ph

i.e., if the atmosphere is roughly 100 times thinner than ours, would sound 
(say, from a home stereo system) then be roughly 100 times softer/less intense? 
Would the vastly different atmospheric composition [as well as the persistent 
dust] also affect the sound?

Re: How would sound propagate through Mars' atmosphere?

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