Optical Spectroscopy: Using Electromagnetic Waves to Detect Fires

Resource ID#: 128281 Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast
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Hydrogen is used to launch spacecraft, but accidental fires are difficult to see. Learn about the physics of these fires and how we detect them.

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators , Students , Parents
Keywords: NASA, electromagnetism, electromagnetic, spectrum, sensors, sensing, infrared, spectroscopy, hyrdrogen, fire, Kennedy Space Center, optical spectroscopy, ultraviolet, diffraction, diffraction grating, rainbow, wavelength, light, spectrometer
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast