The Wobble-Method

One of the most impressive chapters of modern astronomy is the search for life in space. As an intermediate step can the discovery of planets orbiting other stars beyond our solar system, the so-called "Exoplanets" be seen. Over 300 Exoplanets are known to date. There are two different approaches to search for Exoplanets to: The previously most commonly used method is the gravitational effect. When the distant planets orbit their central star, then they bring it minimal out track: The star wobbles.

Transit Method

With the transit method, one focuses on periodic changes in the brightness of stars. If an Exoplanet seen in its orbit from the Earth moves in front of its central star, the light of the star become slightly darker for a brief period of time - a phenomenon which is caused by the moon as well, known from the solar eclipse.

Electro Magnetic Spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum is still among the general population an unknown or unexplained natural phenomenon. The animation tries to explain the spectrum and simultaneously to rise awareness what an indispensable component the electromagnetic spectrum represents for today's astronomy and research.

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