This item is an interactive set of astronomical images produced from four types of telescopes: radio, infrared, x-ray, and visible-light. Image sets include the Milky Way, the crab nebula, a supernova, and the most luminous star in our galaxy. The organization of the images allows students to easily compare how the various telescopes detect different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. This collection was produced especially for Teachers' Domain, and includes background information, questions for classroom discussion, and content standards.
Teachers' Domain is an NSF-funded pathway of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). It is a growing collection of more than 1,000 free educational resources compiled by researchers and experienced teachers to promote the use of digital resources in the classroom.
SEE RELATED MATERIALS on this page for a link to an "Infrared Gallery" by the same authors. This collection features infrared images of objects on earth, including hot springs, animals, and Old Faithful geyser.
Metadata instance created
June 18, 2009
by Caroline Hall
February 13, 2013
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
March 28, 2009
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum
Over the past 100 years, there has been a revolution in our ability to understand light and its various forms of radiation. This image collection, produced especially for Teachers' Domain, is a fascinating glimpse of stars, the Milky Way, and the crab nebula, photographed using four different telescopes. Students can compare how these objects look in visible light, infrared, x-ray, and radio imaging.
Teachers' Domain: Astronomical Images in Different Wavelengths. (2009, March 28). Retrieved May 20, 2013, from WGBH Educational Foundation: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.ess.eiu.chandra/
Teachers' Domain: Astronomical Images in Different Wavelengths. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2002. 28 Mar. 2009. 20 May 2013 <http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.ess.eiu.chandra/>.
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A related image set of images produced by infrared photography, also by the same authors. It features images of objects on earth: coffee cup, ice cubes, warm and cold-blooded animals, hot springs, and more.