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Wavelength
 

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      the distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next peak or crest

 



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NASA's satellites study different wavelengths of light from space.


Wavelengths can look like waves in the ocean. Some wavelengths are small and others are huge.





Related Limks:
Electromagnetic Spectrum
What Is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
Waves Have Different Wavelengths

 

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Wavelength diagram showing a blue line going up and down and then up again
Radio waves, television waves and microwaves have different wavelengths
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Page Last Updated: July 17th, 2014
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