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DiscussionThread: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Question Description

The Electromagnetic Spectrum" Please respond to the following:

  • Watch the video titled “What Are Gamma Rays?” (1 min 39 sec) under the Gamma Rays terms section of the Science Corner. You can also view the video at . Next, give your opinion on whether or not the benefits of space exploration to the Moon and Mars outweigh the risks and costs of exposing such travelers to gamma rays above Earth’s atmosphere. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Watch the video titled “Video Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum” (5 min 3 sec) under the EM Spectrum terms section of the Science Corner. You can also view the video at . Next, describe one to two (1-2) ways that you encounter and utilize electromagnetic radiation in your daily life. Note: Feel free to include both naturally occurring examples, as well as any man-made technologies.
  • Choose a technology device that makes use of the EM Spectrum. Next, explain how this device works using terminology learned in this chapter.

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Running head: THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

The Electromagnetic Spectrum
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THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

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A 2001 research conducted by NASA scientists calculated that a trip of a
thousand days to Mars would increase the chances of cancer from an approximate 1%
to 19%. In my opinion, if all the benefits stayed compared to the risks of interstellar
exploration, the risks and costs of exposing travelers to gamma rays in Mars are
greater than its benefits. Gamma rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. These
rays are found outside the earth’s atmos...

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New York University

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