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But, we receive GRBs from every direction !!

But, we receive GRBs from every direction !!

The fact that GRBs come from every direction imply that GRBs don’t come from our galaxy, but from other galaxies spread in every direction!

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Radio wavelength observations are possible from Earth’s surface

Radio wavelength observations are possible from Earth’s surface

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The Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico

The Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico

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Different types of EM radiation require different types of telescopes

Different types of EM radiation require different types of telescopes

A refracting telescope uses a lens to concentrate incoming light

A reflecting telescope uses mirrors to concentrate incoming starlight

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Analyzing Spectra: The Properties of Light

Analyzing Spectra: The Properties of Light

Visible Light is one part of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

EM radiation is described as a wave with wavelengths in the range 1x10-15 m to 100 m.

Visible light is only a tiny small part of the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

Little bits of light are called photons.

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Dividing Light Into a Spectrum

Dividing Light Into a Spectrum

Astronomers separate out light into its individual components using a diffraction grating or using a prism - then they analyze each part independently!

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The spectrum is continuous.

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Spectra

Spectra

Most light sources contain energy in lots of different wavelengths.

We can measure the brightness in various wavelength bands--the result is called the spectrum.

The spectrum (total character of light emitted) can tell us a lot about a source.

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