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Stars and the Universe

What is a Telescope?

A telescope is used to collect electromagnetic waves
from distant objects.

The first telescopes collected visible light waves from distant
objects and allowed people to see much more detail
than they could observe just by looking with their eyes.
People used
telescopes to look at many objects on Earth and
some people used
telescopes to look at the stars and planets.

Today there are many telescopes which people use
to gather information about the Universe.
telescopes collect electromagnetic waves across the
whole of the electromagnetic spectrum, not just light waves.

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