A New Picture of Space

A New Picture of Space

Yes, the view of the universe has changed.

Not long ago, gravity was the key to explain and predict the evolution of planets, comets, stars, solar systems, and galaxies.

But now our instruments study space in superior definition—and at frequencies high above and far below visible light.

Radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma rays: the universe comes alive across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

New vistas reveal electric phenomena on a scale never before imagined.

Unexpected, to be sure.

An explosion of surprises has opened a new window to the cosmos in the twenty-first century.

We live in an electric universe.

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