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I just need answer for questions in this assignments All you will need is a large balloon and a pen or marker. Blow the balloon up so that it is
I just need answer for questions in this assignments
All you will need is a large balloon and a pen or marker.
Blow the balloon up so that it is about the size of a tennis ball, but do not tie it off. Use a pen or marker to draw an X and a wave like this on the balloon. Draw the peaks on your wave close together. Be careful not to pop the balloon as you draw.
an X with a curved line (like a wave) next to it
Next, add some more air to the balloon so that it gets bigger. Keep blowing it up until is two or three times bigger than it was in Step 1. Notice what happens to the squiggly line you drew as the balloon is stretched.
In your unit journal, answer the following questions:
What happened to the distance between the peaks of your squiggly line as the balloon expanded?
If the squiggly line on your balloon represents electromagnetic radiation, how do waves of electromagnetic radiation respond to an expanding universe?
Suppose the universe was NOT expanding and that distances in the universe stayed constant. Also, suppose the X on your balloon represents a distant galaxy. Would radiation from that galaxy look the same today as it did 1,000 years ago if the universe was NOT expanding? Explain your answer.
With modern telescope technology, we can observe that radiation from many distant galaxies does NOT look the same as it did in the past. As time progresses, the radiation becomes more redshifted. What does this mean, and how does your balloon experiment show this idea?