Radiation astronomy/Topics

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Mira A is a red giant variable star in the constellation Cetus. This ultraviolet-wavelength image mosaic, taken by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, shows a comet-like "tail" stretching 13 Light-years across space

Nearly all observationally obtained information in astronomy comes from performing observational astronomy by receiving and analyzing various forms of radiation with telescopes.

Radiation is commonly thought of as either radioactivity or electromagnetic radiation. Nearly all types of radiation produced in the laboratory also occur in the universe and impinge on or above the Earth.


Probably the first endeavor of this division of the radiation astronomy department is to broaden the students understanding of what radiation is and how it affects our reality. Here are some of the lectures and articles available on various types of radiation.


Key-note lecture

Particle radiations[edit]

By approximate size[edit]

Electromagnetic radiation[edit]

By approximate wavelength[edit]

Distance lectures[edit]

Resolution lectures[edit]

Theoretical lectures[edit]

Lectures on some of the effects of radiation[edit]



Try some of these laboratories to get better acquainted with radiation astronomy and its effects:


These lessons give you a first-hand opportunity to perform original research. Try one!

Radiation sources[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Principles of radiation astronomy}}