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How cosmic rays help us understand the universe

A short TED-Ed video about an experiment on the International Space Station that is measuring particle to find out more about cosmic rays.

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X-rays

Part of the Physics 2000 site which uses JAVA applets in a section called Einstein's Legacy to simply explain what X-rays are. This is a useful site for school students with simple well written ...

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Gamma-rays

A simple introduction to gamma rays and their uses in space science.

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Mystery of cosmic rays' origin finally solved

The origins of cosmic rays have finally been found using the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope.

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Cosmic Rays

A site about cosmic rays. Specifically: what they are, where they come from, and how they are detected.

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA page about electromagnetic waves with descriptions of such waves and their uses.Covers radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet (UV), x-rays and gamma rays.

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The site explains the basic of the electromagnetic spectrum and the various wavelengths of which it is composed (Radio Waves, Microwaves , Infrared, the Visible Spectrum, Ultraviolet, Gamma Rays, ...

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Compton Scattering

Arthur H. Compton observed the scattering of x-rays from electrons in a carbon target and found scattered x-rays with a longer wavelength than those incident upon the target.

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How cosmic rays help us understand the universe

A short video explaining how cosmic rays can tell us about the universe.

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NASA | What Are Gamma Rays?

A short video from NASA explaining gamma rays.

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