Here’s something interesting I ran across earlier today:
“People who have been deaf from birth but gained their hearing later in life often say that they expected the sun to make a noise.”
Since I’ve never been deaf (a concept that Jamie may well dispute), I’d never given it a thought.
But it makes sense. The sun is a thermonuclear reaction a gazillion times larger than the largest nuclear weapon, so I’d guess that it makes an incredible din but we’re just too far away to hear it. Or maybe it makes a deafening noise that we can’t hear because empty space lacks an atmosphere through which that noise can be transmitted.
Maybe a reader with a more scientific background can chime in? (I’m talking to you, Dr Parkinson.)
But I guarantee that if the sun did make a sound, nowhere would it be louder than here in Australia.