See the Invisible Sky with Chromoscope

Unless you're Superman or a rattlesnake and can see in X-ray or infrared, there are aspects of night sky you are missing out on. These days, the wonderful assortment of telescope and spacecraft data at our disposal allow us to "see" our universe in the different wavelengths which otherwise are invisible to our limited human vision. Now, there is a quick and easy way take advantage of this data to explore various spectra, and it's portable, too. At the dotAstronomy Conference, a group of astronomers have revealed a new online tool: Chromoscope. The site shows the sky in a range of wavelengths, from high-energy gamma rays through to the longest radio waves, and allows users to move easily around the night sky and switch seamlessly between different wavelengths.

Full article by Nancy Atkinson on Universe Today



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