The Universe in a Different Light

The Universe in a Different Light

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  • Child, Teen, Adult
There is more to the Universe than meets the eye. By looking in space using detectors for energy invisible to our eyes, we get a more complete story. Different energies of light reveal many secrets about the lives of stars and the galaxies that are otherwise hidden from us. The attached cards contain examples of objects commonly observed with backyard telescopes. The cards contain a typical visible light image and a few images in different energies (or wavelengths) of light. The explanations on the back of the cards tell what astronomers are discovering by studying objects in energies of light invisible to the eye.

Uploaded: September 2009

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