Astro 120-HW #2 - Eitan Reshef Matthew Yablansky Astronomy...

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Eitan Reshef Matthew Yablansky Astronomy 120 January 21 st , 2007 The Human Relationship with the Electromagnetic Spectrum The Striped Marlin, indigenous to the Panamanian Coast, is one of the most powerful salt-water predators in the ocean. However, the minute this 1200-pound monster is placed in a fresh-water environment, it can no longer function properly and will in fact die. This concept of an animal’s inability to adapt to its surroundings is also evident within humans. There are certain boundaries between what a human being is capable of being exposed to and what can be harmful and/or fatal. Specifically, human beings have various interactions with the electromagnetic spectrum. Today, we carry on daily tasks within the middle of this spectrum. Visible light is found at the very middle of the electromagnetic spectrum. At an approximate wavelength of 400 to 700 nanometers, these rays are visible to the human eye. This is the range at which the sun, the most
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