# Why do electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed?

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The speed of a wave is a product of its wavelength and frequency. Because all electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed through space, a wave with a shorter wavelength must have a higher frequency, and vice versa.

## Do electromagnetic waves always travel at the same speed?

Electromagnetic radiation is a type of energy that is commonly known as light. Generally speaking, we say that light travels in waves, and all electromagnetic radiation travels at the same speed which is about 3.0 * 108 meters per second through a vacuum.

## Which type of electromagnetic waves travel the fastest?

Thus as Radio Waves consist of the longest wavelength hence they travel the fastest among all the electromagnetic waves.

## Which type of electromagnetic wave travels fastest in a vacuum?

In a vacuum, EM waves travel at a constant speed, and they travel very fast—about 300,000 kilometers (186,000 mi) per second. In 1 second, an EM wave can travel a distance greater than 7 times the distance around Earth. Even at this speed, rays from the Sun take about 8 min- utes to reach Earth.

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## Does light change speed?

Light, no matter how high-or-low in energy, always moves at the speed of light, so long as it’s traveling through the vacuum of empty space. Nothing you do to your own motion or to the light’s motion will change that speed.

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## Can electromagnetic waves travel in a vacuum?

These changing fields form electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves differ from mechanical waves in that they do not require a medium to propagate. This means that electromagnetic waves can travel not only through air and solid materials, but also through the vacuum of space.

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## What travels faster in a vacuum?

The speed of light in a vacuum is 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second), and in theory nothing can travel faster than light. In miles per hour, light speed is, well, a lot: about 670,616,629 mph.

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## What are the color that have higher energy than red?

Red light has relatively long waves, around 700 nm long. Blue and purple light have short waves, around 400 nm. Shorter waves vibrate at higher frequencies and have higher energies.