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Homework Help: Distance Waves can travel in space?

  1. Feb 25, 2010 #1
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    So, higher frequency waves have greater energy than lower frequency waves. I know that around earth the lower frequency waves penetrate best due to the higher frequency ones being absorbed by the atmosphere.

    However, in space do the higher frequency waves with more energy travel further than those with lower frequencies???

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  3. Feb 25, 2010 #2


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    In empty space? No, empty space prevents no resistance to any electromagnetic waves whatsoever.
  4. Feb 25, 2010 #3
    OH ofcourse, as space is a vacuum. So the waves will just continue going until they reach a medium. Okay thanks for that.
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