In this activity students investigate the role of the Ultraviolet Imager on the Image for Magnetopause-to-Auroral Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite. They will experiment with color filters and discover that the sun's light can be broken into many colors through the use of a spectrograph. They will also learn that certain wavelengths of energy are not visible to our eyes, and that highly specialized cameras on the IMAGE satellite are capable of filtering out extraneous light and recording images only through specific wavelengths. As a part of this activity, students will develop and modify an instrument that will help them understand how scientists use filters to remove extraneous wavelengths in order to gather specific data.


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