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Viewing Radio Waves

Grades: 9-12
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In this interactive activity adapted from NASA, learn about radio waves and how astronomers use them to study objects in space. Understand how radio ...

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Benchmarks for Science Literacy
NSTA National Science Education Standards

This media asset was adapted from Mission Science: "Radio Waves"/ NASA.


Adapted from Mission Science: "Radio Waves"/NASA. Materials courtesy of Dave Finley, AUI, NRAO, NSF; Ian Sutton; NASA (Astrophysics Data Facility)/Bonn, Jodrell Bank, and Parkes; NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team; NASA/GSFC Wind Waves Michael L. Kaiser; NASA/HST; NASA/JPL/University of Iowa; NASA/STScI/Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona), Jack O. Burns (University of Missouri) & David Clarke (St. Mary's University, Nova Scotia), and NOAO/AURA/NSF; NRAO/AUI/F.N. Owen, J.A. Eilek & N.E. Kassim, and M. Bietenholz; and the Science Mission Directorate/NASA.

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