can sound travel through plasma?

Asked by sreelekshmi mohan | 8th Jan, 2012, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Yes, and if the plasma is magnetized (as it often is) compression waves progagating transverse to magnetic field are called Alfven waves, and travel faster than the speed of sound.

Answered by  | 9th Jan, 2012, 10:33: AM

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