How do we know what stars are made up of?

Nityananda, Rajaram (2021) How do we know what stars are made up of? i wonder.... pp. 32-33. ISSN 2582-1636

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Scientists identify different elements in any object, even a distant one like a star, by studying the spectrum of radiation emanating from it. Spectrum refers to the way energy is distributed among the different wavelengths of radiation, which correspond to the familiar colors in the case of visible light. Let us understand this better.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Wavelength, Spectrum, Radiation
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i wonder...
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