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a: Photon ~
b: particle

What: "A photon is like a particle, but it has no mass Think of a photon as a grain of sand. We see so many photons at the same time it's like seeing all the sand on a beach; we don't notice the single grains "

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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:19 PM


Energy Wise

a: Photon ~
b: a unit of coiled spring

What: "Photon is like a unit of coiled spring"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 10 2014 6:28 PM



a: photon ~
b: bar magnet in the shape of a jelly bean

What:

"The photons wave partical duality is easly explained when we understand its partical make up. The Photon is like a bar magnet in the shape of a jelly bean with a positive and negitive pole on opposite ends. It's spin is what creates the elctro magnetic wave,like a small generator,this is the light energy we see."


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Writer: Lawrence Lapadat
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:35 PM



a: Photon ~
b: elementary clock

What: "Because in the vicinity ( and inside ) regions with non-zero energy-momentum space-time is curved, most notably in the time direction. If you compare two clocks, one far away and one close to the mass/energy distribution, you will find that the latter one ticks at a slower rate. That is gravitational time dilation. A photon is like an elementary clock - as it falls through a gravitational field its frequency must change, since time itself changes as compared to some far-away reference clock."

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Writer: Markus Hanke
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:39 PM



a: Photon ~
b: musical note

What: "It's all about the photon. These elementary particles are units of light that emit radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum. Photons are like musical notes on a universal scale that begins with radial waves and ends with gamma waves. Imaging detectors collect the notes, or packets of light, and record the radiation in signals that scientists read like sheet music to gain new understanding of astronomical objects. The pressure is on for imaging technologies that can withstand the radiation in space and collect more photons with less interference."

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Writer: Susan Gawlowicz
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:46 PM


The Sun Emitting Metaphorical Hailstones

a: photon ~
b: average-size hailstones

What:

"The electromagnetic radiation that streams out of the Sun is a hailstorm of photons. The x-rays are like bowling-ball-size hailstones: potent, but thankfully rare. The radio photons are like the very smallest hailstones: puny, and also relatively uncommon. Visible-light photons are like your average-size hailstones: neither especially strong nor especially weak, and by far the most common."

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"If photons of light are like raindrops, then telescopes are like buckets."


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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:50 PM


Higgs Boson As Interesting Person

a: Photon ~
b: non-famous people

What:

"Less interesting particles, like photons, are like non-famous people who can walk through a room unimpeded, since they go at the speed of light and have no mass."


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Writer: The Globe and Mail
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:55 PM


Telescope As Rain Bucket

a: photon ~
b: precious raindrops from space

What:

"As most technology evolves it seems to get smaller, but telescopes just get bigger and bigger because they need huge mirrors. Photons are like precious raindrops from space and astronomers want the biggest possible buckets in which to catch them."


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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:54 PM


Energy Release

a: Photon ~
b: electron farts

What: "What blows me away, is that electric and magnetic fields are composed of photons, as is all electro-magnetic radiation... radio waves, microwaves, light, x-rays, gamma rays, cosmic rays... etc.""And where do photons come from? They come from electrons. Photons are like electron farts.""Hey, pull my finger!"

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Writer: TequilaCaster
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Date: Jan 10 2014 7:05 PM


Big They Are

a: Photon ~
b: whales in the sea of sub atomic particle

What: "Great minds with large budgets are searching for nothing with cyclotrons. They zoom particles around at near the speed of light, in temperatures hotter that the sun, slamming them into one another. A cosmic train wreck . . . particles splattered everywhere, smaller and smaller. Photons are like whales in the sea of sub atomic particles. There are quarks (six kinds of these), and Bosons, Leptons, just to name a few. It seems there's always something left."

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Writer: Bruce Louis Dodson
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Date: Jan 10 2014 7:07 PM



a: photon ~
b: a spinning virtual flat disc

What:

"So each quantum of light or photon is like a spinning virtual flat disc with no thickness in the direction of travel "


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Writer: Col Parkes
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Date: Jan 10 2014 7:26 PM



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