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No light of any spectrum doesn't require any medium to travel through. Although it was once thought by scientists that it might travel trough an invisible ether this was disproved.

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Which of the following waves does not require a medium through which to travel?

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Do visible light and x-rays travel through different medians?

Visible light and x-rays are both forms of electromagnetic radiation, and do not require a medium to travel through.


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The one type of wave that does not require a medium?

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