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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 9
Science & Medicine 29

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

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Ep. 83: Wave Particle Duality

April 7th, 2008

Episode 86 of 464 episodes

Have you ever heard that photons behave like both a particle and a wave and wondered what that meant? It's true. Sometimes light acts like a wave, and other times it behaves like a little particle. It's both. This week we discuss the experiments that demonstrate this, explain how scientists figured it all out in the first place. What does wave/particle duality have to do with astronomy? Well, everything, since light is the only way astronomers can see out into the Universe.

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