While watching a recent science fiction movie, one Klingon spaceship blows up a Droid spaceship with a laser gun. The Klingon crew watches out the port window and covers their ears to muffle the noise from the explosion. Scientifically, this scene is inaccurate because A) light can not reflect off objects in the vacuum of space. Eliminate Reactivate B) they would not be able to see anything outside the window. Eliminate Reactivate C) lasers can not be transmitted through the vacuum of space. Eliminate Reactivate D) the sound of the explosion would not be transmitted back to their ship
D) the sound of the explosion would not be transmitted back to their ship When in space, the area is vast, thus the sound of the explosion will disperse widely and the farther it goes away from its source, the lower the volume of its sound. And because the spaceship is a contained environment where air is controlled, the sound waves travelling through air will not penetrate the spaceship.