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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 15
Science & Medicine 42

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 398: Seeing Things: Emitting, Reflecting, Ionizing Light

January 4th, 2016

Episode 432 of 465 episodes

Astronomers gather electromagnetic radiation with the telescopes: mostly visible light. But sometimes they've got to be clever about where they look for these elusive photons. Light can get emitted, absorbed, reflected, and each method tells astronomers a little more about what they're looking at.

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