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    Why doesn't white day light produce distinct lines in the spectrum?
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    (Original post by AKRYL)
    Why doesn't white day light produce distinct lines in the spectrum?
    Sunlight is a type of thermal continuum radiation, it's Blackbody radiation... you can now impress family and friends by telling them that the Sun is black.

    http://www.astro.yale.edu/vdbosch/as..._summary27.pdf

    It's spectrum is also full of lines - these are absorption lines from the light ionising atoms in it's atmosphere. fwiw this is how Helium was discovered - named Helios after the sun which was initially the only place it could be detected.

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    Sunlight is a type of thermal continuum radiation, it's Blackbody radiation... you can now impress family and friends by telling them that the Sun is black.

    http://www.astro.yale.edu/vdbosch/as..._summary27.pdf

    It's spectrum is also full of lines - these are absorption lines from the light ionising atoms in it's atmosphere. fwiw this is how Helium was discovered - named Helios after the sun which was initially the only place it could be detected.

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    so ****ing bright man X'D
 
 
 
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