The Saturn V rocket was as loud as 10,000 jet engines, but it didn't melt concrete.

The Saturn V, which took humans to the moon, is still the most powerful rocket ever launched into orbit.

According to numerous internet claims, the rocket's acoustic energy melted concrete and set grass on fire over a mile away.

Although the Saturn V was extremely loud, its power was nowhere near enough to melt concrete or start grass fires.

Some of the misunderstanding stems from mixing up sound power and sound pressure.

They hope that the story of this rocket will demonstrate the importance of critically examining data and scientific discussions online.

It was an opportunity to correct misinformation about this vehicle in the JASA special issue on Education in Acoustics."

The latter is analogous to the brightness of the same light bulb: It depends on how far away you are. Calculation mistakes,

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