Cosmic Origins Spectrograph



Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) was an instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4. This show covers the basics of spectroscopy at a high level, and touches on the processing of galactic and extragalactic gas.


Optional light demo using diffraction gratings available.


Recommended Audience

grades 9 - 12, adults

Recorded portion

30 min