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# Do gamma rays travel faster than light?

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No, they travel at the same speed of light that is 299,792 kmsec-1(in vacuum).

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## Related Questions

Gamma rays travel exactly the speed of light because gamma rays are light

Gamma rays travel at the speed of light because both light and gamma rays are variants of the same thing: electromagnetic radiation.

yes gamma rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and travel at the speed of light c (3x10^8 ms-1)

Both are forms of electromagnetic energy and travel at the same speed, which is the speed of light.

Gamma rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just as light is, and all EM waves propagate at the speed of light through a vacuum.

Because gamma rays are exactly the same thing that light is, only with shorter wavelengths.

Light ray and gamma ray both travel in a straight line.

Gamma Rays will travel as long as they have energy

i would have to say that gamma rayss are but idk i would probally say comic cause people say that gamma are faster cause they have light but id think light would have to do with anything

Gamma have higher frequency. But travel in same speed

Electromagnetic waves, like light, radio, ultraviolet, infrared, x-ray and gamma rays all travel at the speed of light.

Gamma rays. Since they are electromagnetic waves, they travel at the speed of light.

In a vacuum, they both travel the exact same speed, the speed of light. IIRC that's about 3x108 meters per second.

No. Gamma rays and radio waves are both electromagnetic waves and travel at the same speed. They just have different wavelengths/frequencies.

Like all forms of light (ie, electro-magnetic radiation), gamma rays in a vacuum travel at exactly 299,792,458 meters per second.

Yes. Gamma Rays are photons (like visible light, just at another part of the electromagnetic spectrum). They travel with constant velocity at the speed of light (only in a vacuum). Although the original speed of the gamma ray varies.

I assume by light rays, you mean visible light rays. In this case, gamma rays have shorter wave lengths.

Gamma Rays can travel the furthest out of Beta, Alpha and gamma rays

I'm answering this because you guys are wearing me out with "gamma radiation" questions. You know what "gamma radiation" is? It's radiation. So is light. So are X-Rays. How far does it travel in air? How far does light travel in air?

No, visible light has a lower frequency than gamma rays. Gamma rays are the highest frequency of electromagnetic energy. They are above X-rays.

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Because of their high energy, gamma rays travel at the speed of light and can cover hundreds to thousands of feet in air before expending their energy. Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength and hence the highest energy.

Gamma rays have more energy than visible light rays. Visible light has a longer wavelength. Gamma rays have a shorter wavelength and higher frequency, and have the most energy of all electromagnetic radiation.

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