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Enlightened

A site from the ThinkQuest competition about light giving brief descriptions of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves and microwaves to x rays and gamma rays.

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Cambridge Cosmology

Links and information on all aspects of cosmology including the Big Bang, Galaxies and Clusters, Cosmic Radiation and Cosmic Strings. All the information is supported with images and there are a ...

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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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COBE Satellite

NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer satellite was launched to explore the cosmic microwave background radiation. It has discovered fluctuations in that radiation which are important to big bang ...

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Gamma-rays

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

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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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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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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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Philipp von Lenard

Philipp von Lenard (1861 - 1947) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his important work on cathode rays. Lenard's work on cathode rays served as a basis for the development of the ...

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Cosmic Microwave Background

An in-depth look at the cosmic microwave background (CMB).

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