UCSB Science Line
Sponge Spicules Nerve Cells Galaxy Abalone Shell Nickel Succinate X-ray Lens Lupine
UCSB Science Line
How it Works
Ask a Question
Search Topics
Our Scientists
Science Links
Contact Information
I was wondering if radio waves can travel through a black hole. I know it sucks in light, but does it suck in everything.
Question Date: 2005-01-09
Answer 1:

Radio waves would be trapped inside a black hole, just like other kinds of light. Radio waves, you see, are light. It's not light you can see because it's not the right wavelength. But radio waves, microwaves,infrared waves, optical light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, and gamma-rays are all light. All of these types of light would be lost inside a blackhole.

Click Here to return to the search form.

University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory National Science Foundation
This program is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UCSB School-University Partnerships
Copyright © 2020 The Regents of the University of California,
All Rights Reserved.
UCSB Terms of Use