Guide to Spectra & Spectroscopy

By: Destinee Martin-Clarke

What is Spectroscopy?

Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy. It originated through visible light dispersed according to its wavelength, by a prism. Spectra can be made for any energy of light.

Elements of Stars

Spectra of stars, can give us information about their composition, like, what elements are in them. If we look at a spectrum and see a line occurring at an energy or wavelength with a particular element, it can be identified.
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Types of Spectrums

Electromagnetic Energy

Electromagnetic energy is a term used to describe all the different kinds of energies released into space by stars such as the Sun. These kinds of energies include some that you will recognize and some that will sound strange. They include: Radio Waves.

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