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Chinese space traveler bewildered by ‘thumping sound’ in space

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 22:13
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Envision only you’re in a little shuttle – it’s your first time up there, in solitude in unending space. At that point all of a sudden – a thumping sound. 

That is the thing that happened to Yang Liwei, China’s first man in space, on his lady flight in 2003. 

In a late meeting, he has now listened “somebody thumping the body of the spaceship similarly as thumping an iron basin with a wooden mallet”. 

“It neither originated from outside nor inside the spaceship.” 

Normally, he got somewhat apprehensive and had a look out the opening however neglected to detect any clarification for the spooky thump. 

He’s not possessed the capacity to make sense of what it was, neither up in space nor in the wake of coming back to earth. He has even attempted – however fizzled – to reproduce the sound with the goal that specialists could help him recognize it. 

Obviously, the tale about unexplained puzzle sounds in space has collected a considerable amount of consideration. 

What – or who – was thumping on Mr Yang’s shuttle as he was isolated miles from the wellbeing of the earth? 

Quiet vastness? 

Given that there is no medium for sound to travel, space would be relied upon to be noiseless. 

“The going of sound voyages requires a medium – be it air particles or water particles or metal, strong molecules,” Prof Goh Cher Hiang, a specialist in space designing at the National University of Singapore, told the BBC. 

Basic cases for this would be thunder – sound going through air, submerged sonar, or a strong musical instrument strong. 

“On the off chance that it is thumping, there could be something physical “hitting” the shuttle conveying the space explorer,” he says – yet focuses on that any such recommendation is simply theoretical.


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