Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

 

Overview

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

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