Telescopes & False Color Images


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A false-color image is:

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1. An image where information that is invisible to humans is represented by colors visible to human eyes in order to relay important details about the image is called a(n):

2. If you had x-ray vision, you would:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how we can see what's normally invisible to our own eyes, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of telescopes and false-color images. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what a false-color image is as well as identifying characteristics of x-ray vision.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition and uses of a false-color image
  • Characteristics of a representational-color image
  • What you would see if you had x-ray vision
  • Alternate term for representational-color imagery

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the uses of a false-color image and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the alternate term for representational-color imagery
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related false-color imagery lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to discover what's really out there, review the corresponding lesson called Telescopes & False Color Images. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the parts of light that we can see
  • Describe what false-color imagery is
  • Identify why we have to rely on false-color imagery
  • Explain where x-rays fall in the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Appreciate how light can be visible or invisible to us