Ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays all have wavelengths that are shorter than visible light. The ultraviolet spectrum ranges from 400 to 10 billionths of a meter, X-rays from about 10 billionths to 10 trilliont... More » Science Physics Optics & Waves

In the visible light spectrum, the wavelength of red light ranges from 622 to 780 nanometers. Red light has the longest wavelength and the shortest frequency. Violet light, which has the shortest wavelength, is at the ot... More » Science Physics Optics & Waves

Infrared light includes a range of wavelengths, spanning from one millimeter down to 750 nanometers. The top end of wavelengths include those used for communication, and the lower ranges are those used for visible light. More » Science Physics Optics & Waves
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