A highly graphic and visually arresting publication featuring a pictorial depiction of the electromagnetic spectrum. When you tune your radio, watch TV, send a text message, or pop popcorn in a microwave oven, you are using electromagnetic energy. You depend on this energy every hour of every day. Without it, the world you know could not exist. Electromagnetic energy travels in waves and spans a broad spectrum from very long radio waves to very short gamma rays. The human eye can only detect only a small portion of this spectrum called visible light. A radio detects a different portion of the spectrum, and an x ray machine uses yet another portion. NASA scientific instruments use the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum to study the Earth, the solar system, and the universe beyond.
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Introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Anatomy of an Electromagnetic Wave
Wave Behaviors Visualization:
From Energy to Image
Reflected Near Infrared Waves
Keywords: energy; electromagnetic energy, photons; electrons; Earth's atmosphere; electromagnetic fields; electromagnetic radiation; light; electromagnetic illumination; magnetism; reflection; solar eclipse; scientists; heat; radio waves; gamma; satellites; NASA; National Aerounautics and Space Administration; science; solar system; sun; planets; orbits; global patterns; climate; space exploration; science exploration; science observation; planetary science; physics; magnetism; waves and wave mechanics;
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- Butcher, GingerParkinson, Claire L.
- 2016: 34 p.; ill.
- Superssedes earlier editions including a 2010 and a 2015 edition, neither of which were sold by GPO.
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