720 XTF Search Results (expand=subject;f1-subject=Star;f2-spectral-Type=Ultraviolet);f1-subject%3DStar;f2-spectral-Type%3DUltraviolet Results for your query: expand=subject;f1-subject=Star;f2-spectral-Type=Ultraviolet Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Spectrum of a Star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The LMC star is Sanduleak -67 166. The top two panels cover the spectral region from 920 - 1120 Å. To obtain this spectrum a special telescope, FUSE, had to be built with very few reflections and with a much more sophisticated detector than was used for Copernicus. This spectrum took 60 hours to record, three times longer than it took the Copernicus satellite to observe 50 Å in zeta Ophiuchi, a star that is 10,000 time brighter than this one. For this example, FUSE is effectively 7,500 times more efficient than Copernicus. The spectrum is completely dominated by the lines of molecular hydrogen from interstellar space, some in our Galaxy and some in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The spectrum of molecular hydrogen, which contains two hydrogen nuclei (protons) and two electrons, is obviously much more complex than the spectrum of atomic hydrogen. The vibration of the two protons leads to the bands denoted 1-0, 2-0, 4-0, etc., at the top of the two panels. Within each band are very narrow components more closely sp... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT