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The Atomic Spectrum

Astronomers know that if white light passes through a prism and is bent, it’s separated out into its component colors—the colors of the rainbow. Astronomers also know that when light interacts with atoms, the building blocks of the universe, the … Continue reading

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Radio Astronomy

Ever seen one of these before? Yeah, it’s a bit bigger than your average radio antenna. That’s because its job isn’t to direct radio signals to your house. It’s a radio telescope, and its job is to collect as many radio … Continue reading

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