Does nuclear fisson create heat, light, or sounds?

Question: Does nuclear fisson create heat, light, or sounds?

Answer: Nuclear fission produces electromagnetic radiation which is what we consider light. If you mean light in the visible spectrum it depends on what kind of fission is taking place. In almost all cases there would be electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum. It also produces kinetic energy due to the release of protons and whatever the heavier element decays into. This kinetic energy is what we consider heat and this could lead to sounds depending on the environment the fission is taking place in.

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