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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 months ago

What do you see when you look at sunlight through a spectroscope?

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  • 8 months ago
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    A broadband spectrum with an overprinting of the line spectra for the lighter elements and/or particular compounds, both emission and absorption peaks/valleys.  Black body radiation (thermal emissions) will give a continuous spectrum of light energy with a peak in the green to yellow range for our sun.  There will be significant absorption of incoming radiation because of the composition of the atmosphere though.

    What you "see" will depend on how and where you employ the spectroscope of course, and how the spectroscope displays the light in terms of intensity versus wavelength or incidence angle, and whether or how you filter "noise" from signal.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You see dead people. 

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