We are required to apply our knowledge of the ability of electromagnetic waves to pass through the earth's atmosphere.
Which of the following forms of light can be observed with telescopes at sea level?
Select all that apply.
(a) X rays
(b) ultraviolet light
(c) visible light
(d) Infrared light
(e) radio waves
If our eyes were sensitive only to X rays, the world would appear __________
Mark one answer
a) gray, black, and white like a medical X-ray
b) brighter than normal because X-rays carry more energy than visible light photons
c) dark because X-ray light does not reach Earth’ssurface
d) green, yellow, and orange, because those are the colors of X-rays.
If you had only one telescope and wanted to take both visible-light and ultraviolet pictures of stars, where should you locate your telescope?
a)on Earth’s surface
b)on a tall mountain
c)in an airplane
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