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Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation
Okay so what does that have to do with outer space?
Everything here on Earth is made up of atoms, just like the Stars and the Sun. Since there are 100 different elements, we have 100 different types of atoms. Therefore, every element on the periodic table can be found in a gaseous form and have a specific series of unique colors for the elements. Every element has a unique color that scientist can use to identify what a star or
planetsatmosphere is like. This is a study called Spectroscopy.
There are three types of spectral lines:
- Continuous spectrum
- Emission spectrum
- Absorption lines.
The Three Types of Spectrum Lines
- Continuous Spectrum is just unbroken up colors. Like a nice rainbow bracelet. It doesn't need to be EVERY COLOR it just needs to be a nice solid, connected colors.
- Emission Spectrum looks like colorful strobe lights. Solid vibrant lines that are unevenly spaced out in a black room. Also known as the Bright light spectrum.
- Absorption Lines is also known as the Dark line spectrum. It's literally just black lines disrupting the connection between colors in random places. This occurs when hot gas passes through the cooler outer layer of a star.