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This NASA website shows how astronomers observe the heavens across the whole spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.  Text and diagrams explain how various kinds of telescopes are designed to observe radiation at particular wavelengths.  Photographs show various telescopes, both on Earth and in orbit.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
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Keywords: Light, Observational astronomy, Spectrum, Telescopes, gamma ray, infrared, optics, radio
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 13, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Jun 19, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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April 20, 1999
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AIP Format
(Science@NASA, Greenbelt, 2007), WWW Document, (http://spacescience.spaceref.com/newhome/headlines/features/ast20apr99_1.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
It takes more than one kind of telescope to see the light, (Science@NASA, Greenbelt, 2007), <http://spacescience.spaceref.com/newhome/headlines/features/ast20apr99_1.htm>.
APA Format
It takes more than one kind of telescope to see the light. (1999, April 20). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from Science@NASA: http://spacescience.spaceref.com/newhome/headlines/features/ast20apr99_1.htm
Chicago Format
Science@NASA. It takes more than one kind of telescope to see the light. Greenbelt: Science@NASA, April 20, 1999. http://spacescience.spaceref.com/newhome/headlines/features/ast20apr99_1.htm (accessed 24 October 2014).
MLA Format
It takes more than one kind of telescope to see the light. Greenbelt: Science@NASA, 2007. 20 Apr. 1999. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://spacescience.spaceref.com/newhome/headlines/features/ast20apr99_1.htm>.
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