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Answered 2009-12-07 15:49:41

Of course, they are similar to visible light waves, just a different wavelength and frequency.

Indeed, many electromagnetic waves (radio waves) can travel through solid objects and water depending on the frequency and the medium through which they travel.

If radio waves couldn't travel through the atmosphere, your radio wouldn't receive a signal, hence no music.

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