Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Astronomy Valentines

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There was a meme going round twitter yesterday for scientist valentines. I ended up committing a couple which seemed to go down quite well, so I thought I would inflict them on you via my blog, just in case you missed them. You have been warned:

R band is red,
B band is blue,
I can’t see I,
and neither can you.

And:

I band is red,
J band is redder,
If you think K comes next
You’re not an infrared astronomer
Both are inspired by astronomical filter systems and, in the latter case, the difficulty with the alphabet that my colleagues in infrared astronomy seem to have.
Of course someone has since claimed to be able to see in the I band, but there are mutants everywhere.
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Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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