Friday, January 3, 2014

Astronomy Photo of the Day: The Multiwavelength Sun 1/3/2014

Unfortunately, humans can only see light from a very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Quite literally, there is a whole universe out there that we can"t see. Fortunately, we have technology to aid us.

This fantastic image of the Sun shows us how our star looks from the visible part of the spectrum to the extreme reaches of the ultraviolet wavelengths. Of course, the light received by our observatories had to be translated into a color that we could see, so this isn"t *actually* what ultraviolet light looks like; however, the image does give us a pretty good idea of how much of our the Sun we can"t see.

Want to know how much of the universe we are missing? See:


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