We all know that a wave is a disturbance that spreads through space and time, usually by a transfer of energy. BUT what makes water waves and light waves different? Water waves are mechanical waves meaning that the traveling energy is moving through a medium, that medium being water. However, a light wave can travel through a vacuum, that is, without a medium at all.

 

To learn more about water waves and their creation, come watch Ultimate Wave Tahiti now showing in our Dr. Phillips CineDome!!

 

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