Starry Starry Light Isn’t All There is in the Night (ContributorNetwork)

ContributorNetwork - Astronomers have the most amazing jobs in the world. They regularly peek out at the universe, digging up more things than the eye can see. Oh sure, our eyes can detect amazing things in what astronomers call “visible” or “optical” light — what you see when you look at planets, stars and galaxies. But there’s more than meets the eye, as we’ve been finding out this week at the American Astronomical Society meeting. There are hundreds of papers and talks, all reporting on observations made in all the wavelengths of light: gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet, radio, infrared, microwave, and, of course, visible light.

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