I was watching the opening credits of Star Trek Voyeger the other day and noticed something peculliar, when the ship flies through a gasious cloud formation it creates a pressure wave and a wake. I would not think that this would be the case in the vacuum of space. I understand that the
gasious cloud would be displaced be the presence of a large solid object travelling through it, but would it swirl back around the ship like cigarette smoke when you pass your finger through it or would it simply remain seperated? Futhermore, the Pressure wave is represented by a clear
space around the hull of the ship thus making it look as though there is some unseen force between the ship and the gasious cloud, this could be simply written off as the “shields” of the ship being up in this sequence.
So, ultimately do craft is space create wakes and pressure waves? And, if you were to take the Space Shuttle through a gasious cloud would it create a wake represented by gasses swirling back into it’s path?
Thanks(sorry for the wordy question)