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Science of Stars Light is a type of energy. Light functions like a current because it acts as confusion in the magnetic and electric field of space. Light can function as a particle. It sends all of its energy to one place. A particle of light is called a photon. Photons can be absorbed into an object. They can bounce off an object and they can fly through space. The electromagnetic spectrum is used by scientist to organize and explain all types of electromagnetic energy that exists everywhere in the universe. Electromagnetic currents are arranged in the electromagnetic spectrum according to their wavelength. Beginning with the shortest, they are known as gamma rays. Ending in the longest, which are called radio waves. Vibrations create electromagnetic energy. The vibrations produce currents that transmit energy. Each individual magnetic wave sends out a different level of energy. The levels of energy move soundless at the speed of light. They produce a signature wave that has a individual range of length, energy and frequency. Scientist can identify and measure these signature waves. By measuring its frequency is one way that the energy of an electromagnetic wave can be measured. Frequency indicates to the number of waves a vibration makes during a period of time. The higher the frequency or the number of currents, the greater the energy of the radiation. The lower the frequency or number of currents, the lower the energy of the radiation. Frequencies and Science of Stars Page 3
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wavelengths are oppositely related. This means that the greater the length of the wave, the lower the frequency of the wave will be. On the other hand, if the frequency is high the wave length will be shorter. Scientists use another process called spectroscopy to gather information about
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