What do radio waves turn into if given enough time?
or do tehy stay forever as radio waves?
Can they flat line? If so what happens when the wave length goes flat?
typo: or do they stay forever as radio waves?
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
They stay radio waves until they are reflected, refracted, or absorbed.
They stay radio waves forever.
- 1 month ago
Yes, they will remain as radio waves. The wave length will get longuer and longuer and longuer (red shift). So they will be radio waves forever unless you define a new type of wave located lower than radio on the spectrum.
- Campbell HaydenLv 71 month ago
Given enough time, and if they are not broadcast in a
very tight beam, radio waves will turn into indecipherable garbage.
They may be recognizable as being artificial signals from afar,
but they will have been decimated by the background radiation
and radio noise of the Universe itself, and everything that is in it.
- jeffdanielkLv 41 month ago
The wavelength doesn't change. A radio waves stays the same forever.
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- 1 month ago
They get buried in the cosmic background radio noise.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
if nothing absorbs them, they go on forever as radiowaves. The wavelength stays the same, the intensity/fieldstrength/amplitude goes down according to the square of the distance
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Radio waves go on forever at the speed of light
The only problem is with distance the get more spread out
- Anonymous1 month ago
Radio waves out in the Universe have their wavelength "stretched" along with the expansion of the Universe. So their wavelength gets longer and longer. This results in a loss of energy, but they never completely die out.
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
like light, they eventually degrade into heat. As they hit surfaces, some is absorbed as heat, some is reflected, which eventually hits another surface, etc.
"wave length goes flat" ?? sorry, that makes zero sense.
if there are no surfaces, eg in outer space, they can travel for very long distances. But the inverse law applies and the signals get weaker and weaker until they are lost in random movements of the few molecules in space.