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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#49643
Fun:*** (2.76)
Difficulty:*** (2.22)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



I often make my home
Inside of a glass dome

In my domain a sound
Is never to be found

But through me I permit
Any light to transmit

In science articles
Virtual particles

Always annihilate
When "pro-" and "anti-" mate

What am I?



Answer

a vacuum

lines 1-2: Incandescent light bulbs and old-fashioned television and radio tubes contain a vacuum.
lines 3-4: Sound cannot travel through a vacuum.
lines 5-6: Light can travel through a vacuum.
lines 7-10: In a vacuum, at the quantum (subatomic) level, matter and antimatter in the form of virtual particles are continuously being created and then almost immediately collide with each other, destroying themselves.

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