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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 31
Natural Sciences 10

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

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Episode 16: Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum

December 25th, 2006

Episode 16 of 478 episodes

We see the Universe in visible light with our photon detecting eyes. We can feel infrared heat with our photon detecting hands, and we get sunburns with our ultraviolet photon detecting skin (ouch). But there's a whole spectrum of photons out there, from radio waves to gamma rays that astronomers use to understand the Universe. It's time to see the whole picture.

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