Tuesday , 24 January 2017

The Milky Way as seen from different spectrums of light

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The range of light that our eyes are able to process is only a narrow sliver of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. This range is called the Visible Spectrum. When we point our vision to the center of the Milky Way galaxy in which we live, the above image is what we see. Using Chromoscope, the following images are what the same view looks like in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Starting at the bottom with the longest wavelength, we have Radio.

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Microwave

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Far-Infrared

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Near-Infrared

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Hydrogen Alpha. Next would be the Visible Spectrum that we covered in the first photo.

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X-Ray

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Gamma Ray