A prism is used to spread light into its constituent colours

This short animation demonstrates that a prism spreads white light out into its constituent colours. Known as a spectrum, the colours are normally combined to appear to our eyes as white light. By spreading out the light from different astronomical objects, astronomers can learn a great deal about the material that object is made of, and how it is moving in space.

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Theofanis Matsopoulos/NASA

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Identificazione:prism_animation
Data di pubblicazione:Martedì 23 Febbraio 2016 11:33
Durata:26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nome:Spectrograph
Tipo:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Light Phenomenon
Categoria:Fulldome

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