What would you like to do?
Your question is somewhat difficult to interpret, but presumably you are referring to visible light and the word "clearly" is key. Many media are transparent to the electromagnetic radiation we call light. Light passes through a vacuum freely, without obstruction or change. A wide range of gasses and solids transmit light (permit light to pass through) in varying degrees. Clear glass is highly transparent. Gold hammered to a thickness of a few atoms is translucent. These denser media cause temporary or permanent change to light waves passing through them. Glass causes the light to slow down slightly so that a wave front striking a flat clear glass surface obliquely is bent. Upon exiting a parallel surface into its original, less dense medium, it resumes its original speed and direction. White light is made up of a continuous spectrum of wavelengths and corresponding frequencies that we see as a rainbow of colors. White light passing into a thin sheet of gold is diffused (scattered), and while all wavelengths are absorbed to some degree, only a small amount of green light actually emerges. Light is affected by any medium other than vacuum by slowing, absorption in all or some wavelengths, and diffusion. All media denser than vacuum slow and absorb, but diffusion is a function of the clarity of the material.
An earlier answer said light passes through darkness. Somewhat poetic, perhaps, but not quite accurate. Darkness is definable as the absence of light, but if you consider light in a broader definition encompassing the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from low frequency long radio waves to very high frequency short waves like X-rays and gamma rays, you would be hard pressed to find a truly dark place anywhere in the Universe, if only you have the means to see.
79 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
That is essentially the definition of a "translucent" material. Some translucent materials include: wax paper, glass bricks, some forms of fiberglass, and some form…s of plastic. a translucent material
Light is scattered as it passes through a prism.
Light easily passes through molecules or atoms that are small. :)
What material that allows some light to pass through but not enough to see objects clearly through it?
A translucent material.
Properly cut, light shone into a diamond will reflect and refract rather than show through the gem.
The light scatters on each water particle. This makes visibility difficult as the light can reflect back towards the observer.
Yes. Light travels best in a vacuum, where there is no matter to interfere with its movement by absorption, reflection, or refraction.
an object which allows light to pass through easily is described as ? ........................................................................................................…................ translucent
Water is tranparent; light passes through it.
Light passes through solids that are transparent to light, though that transparency may be in varying degrees depending on the solid. Clear glass allows light to pass; colored… glass allows only wavelengths of that color to pass, and some otherwise opaque solids (like gold) can transmit light if they are reduced to a thin film. Translucent solids transmit light but cause it to be scattered in random directions. Opaque solids do not transmit light, but reflect all but a small portion that is absorbed by the material.
Yes light can pass through air because when light bounces off mirrors in the process passes through air.
Some light is allowed to pass through, but not all, making it translucent.