posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 03:21 PM
I find visible radiation from the electromagnetic spectrum to be rather interesting. The other sections of the electromagnetic spectrum; radio
frequency, microwaves, terahertz radiation, infrared radiation, ultra violet light, x-rays, and gamma rays require a source of energy. These
eventually fade over time. Even the gamma ray bursts that were discovered to be shockwaves from the big bang will disipate eventually.
Light waves that eminate from color however, I believe do not disipate. For instance, the light waves that eminate from the color of the paint
on your wall are consistant. They dissipate over distance but not nessicarily over time (if the source of the color was consistant). The paint
may oxydize and become dirty, eventually detereorating from chemical properties, but the light itself is a seperate variable.
My question is, what variable allows for the consistancy of visible light eminating from color? What is the energy source of those waves of light?
I hypothesize that there are different types of visible light, stemming from chemical reactions, heat reactions, etc., and those reactions determain
the consistency of the light wave.