Spectra of the Sun and stars

Spectra of the Sun and stars

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Caption: 19th century comparative illustration of Spectra of the Sun and stars with the sun at the top, followed in order by; Sirius, Aldebara and Betelgeuse at the bottom. Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation.

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