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What can light pass through clearly?
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.
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yes, light will pass through quartz
yes light passes through it but in very less amount,very less that we can't see it properly.since it is the white substance it reflect high amount of light and very less amoun…t is entered.................
Light can normally not pass through metals. The electron clouds are so dense that all photons are absorbed or reflected. Caveat: Gold can be hammered into such a thin s…heet (only a few atoms thick) that the Sun appears green through the thin foil!
no light does not pass through milk
The light scatters on each water particle. This makes visibility difficult as the light can reflect back towards the observer.
Yes! If it couldn't, we would not be able to see the Sun, or any other star. For that matter, life on Earth would not exist if it didn't travel through a vacuum. …A very interesting aspect of the question: This question led many serious scientists to speculate that there must be an as yet undetected "ether", or substance, filling every bit of space, and it is through this "ether" that light waves move. Some very famous experiments by Michaelson and Morley determined the answer. Light is the visible spectrum of electromagnetic energy, and it has some properties that are like "waves", thus the question about vacuums, and some properties suggesting light is a "particle". I guess the answer is that it is both, and neither. electromagnetic radiation is its own amazing thing.
What material that allows some light to pass through but not enough to see objects clearly through it?
A translucent material.
an objects light can pass through is transparent
All forms of matter have little subatomic particles that act as solar powered flashlights called phototransmitrons. As like many other subatomic particles, phototransmitrons h…ave different properties from each other. Some absorb the same light they transmit, some absorb a certain wavelength and transmit others, and some, called inert phototransmitrons, absorb do not transmit any light. As in ferromagnetism, phototransmitrons have domains that may point all directions (in the case of gases which is transparent from all sides with minimal distortion) or phototransmitrons that that are slightly more polar (which would cause minimal to extreme distortion, like in solids). Phototransmitrons work hand in hand with photons to create light as we see it today. Much is there to learn about phototransmitrons, as it is a relatively new discovery. When light passes through objects, the photons hit these phototransmitrons and travel through the object via these particles and leave the other side.
Light can pass through substances which are transparent (see-through). It is impossible for light to pass through materials which are opaque, or non-transparent. … Light can travel through water, any gas such as the air, vacuum, glass, skin, crystal, thin paper, or any other transparent mediums. Light cannot travel through wood, metal, bricks, clay, stone, bones, or any other opaque mediums.
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
an object which allows light to pass through easily is described as ? ........................................................................................................…................ translucent
White light consists of all the colours of the rainbow. When white light passes through a glass prism which is clear the light is broken down into the seven colours of the rai…nbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.