• Question: Is it possible that there could ever be a new colour within the visable spectrum in years to come?

    Asked by monkey24 to laurenceharwood, Jack, Gill, Akram on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Great question!! Different levels of gases in the atmosphere affect the spectrum we see, so I can see your thinking….but there are more than seven colours to the spectrum where they blend and “morph” into each other. Each color has a different wavelength. Red has the longest wavelength and violet has the shortest wavelength. When all the waves are seen together, they make white light.

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      No – because the visible spectrum is only a fixed part of the whole of the “electromagnetic spectrum”. The whole spectrum goes from cosmic rays (shortest wavelength, highest energy) though gamma rays, x-rays, ultra-violet, visible, infra-red, radar radio and television waves (longest wavelength, lowest energy). The visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum is less than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000th of the whole range

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Not really because it is fixed spectrum and there is a specific band at which these colours work … You can always mix colours together to produce something new but as totally new one … Not really!!