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Far infrared Astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics which deals with objects visible in far-infrared radiation. The cold telescope allows the equipment to work properly

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Far infrared astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics which deals with objects visible in far-infrared radiation. The cold telescope allows the equipment to work properly

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They measure must be kept cool to avoid contaminating their measurements with their own heat.

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What are the infrared light used for?

Infrared light has a large range of applications, and is often utilized where visible light cannot be detected, or something is blocking visible light but does not block infrared light. For example, when looking toward the center of the Milky Way large amounts of dust obscure the visible light that emanates from the center of the galaxy. This dust though does not obscure infrared light at certain wavelengths, and so astronomers can use cameras that are sensitive to this infrared light to obtain a picture of this region of space. Infrared light is also used in thermal imaging systems, and night-vision instruments are often sensitive to the infrared wavelengths that are emitted by warm objects.

Methods that are used to explore the universe?

The universe can be explored by astronomical instruments called telescopes, and by space probes sent from earth to other planets. When using telescopes astronomers try to look at the energy being produced by the universe not just in the visible part of the spectrum (where our eyes can see) but at the whole range of electromagnetic radiation. We thus have radio telescopes, infrared telescopes, X-ray telescopes and even some telescopes that are buried deep underground looking for neutrinos. Most of the telescopes are set in mountains for they can rich more.

What wavelengths can you not see?

Everything outside of about 400-800 nm i.e. Radio mirco wave infrared ultraviolet x-ray gamma ray

Explain how astronomers use electromagnetic radiation to study space?

Electromagnetic radiation is "light." Light in various wavelengths (gamma rays through to infrared) comes to us from out in space, and astronomers use instruments called telescopes to capture it and observe the bodies and processes emitting this light.

Why does the wavelength response of the humans eye match so well with the visual window of Earth's atmosphere?

The human eye's sensitivity to wavelengths in the visual window of Earth's atmosphere is due to evolution adaptations during the development of the human eye. If infrared radiation were in abundance, then it is believed our eyes would be sensitive to infrared radiation.

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One reason that infrared wavelengths are difficult to study is that?

most infrared wavelengths are absorbed by Earth's atmosphere

What is the difference between infrared ray and gamma rays?

The main difference between gamma rays and infrared rays is in their wavelengths. Gamma rays have the shortest wavelengths while infrared rays have longer wavelengths. Gamma and infrared rays are types of electromagnetic radiation.

What type of telescope does not use optics?

Telescopes can be made to see in almost any part of the electromagnetic spectrum: visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, X-rays, or radio waves. The largest telescopes are those for radio waves - in Arecibo there is one with a diameter of 300 meters. I am not sure whether it is the largest, though.

What are the types of telescopes that are used for astronomical observation?

The three major types are the optical, the infrared, and the radio telescopes. There are other specialized instruments for observing gamma rays, or x-rays, or for doing processes such as interferometry. Among the optical telescopes are the refracting (lens), reflecting (mirror) and compound telescopes (computer-assisted combinations of several smaller telescopes to simulate a much larger one).

How do telescopes and the electromagnetic spectrum work together to help us explore space?

Telescopes are used to observe and magnify images in outer space. The electromagnetic spectrum consists of many wavelengths, which constitute visible light, infrared, microwave, and X-ray radiation. Telescopes can be manufactured to view these certain types of radiation.

What size wavelengths do harmful types of electromagnetic waves have?

very small wavelengths (near-infrared, far-infrared, sub-millimeter, microwaves)

Which form of radiation has the longest wavelength between infrared and visible?

Infrared radiation has longer wavelengths.

What are infrared lights?

== == Infrared light lies between the visible and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared light has a range of wavelengths, just like visible light has wavelengths that range from red light to violet. "Near infrared" light is closest in wavelength to visible light and "far infrared" is closer to the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The longer, far infrared wavelengths are about the size of a pin head and the shorter, near infrared ones are the size of cells, or are microscopic.

What is the wavelength of infrared light?

The range of wavelengths for infrared radiation is beween 700 nm and 10e6 nm.

What has a wavelength longer then the wavelengths of visible ight?

Infrared radiation.

What are light telescopes?

Telescopes that work with visible light, as opposed to other radiations such as infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, etc.

Why have scientists put ultraviolet infrared infrared gamma's and X ray telescopes in space?

they did it to get more detailed pictures of space