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What's wrong about this statement? It was a multiple choice question and apparently this answer wasn't right but I don't know why...

Light received from the Sun has dark lines across its spectrum which correspond to the absorption of certain wavelengths by atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.

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it would be partly due to the atmosphere but more due to the suns outer core's absorption of certain wavelengths, since its core is a black body radiator, and so to get its light to reach the earth, it has to pass through layers of helium, hydrogen and iron -56.

i think thats right, im saying this off the top of my head though
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it would be partly due to the atmosphere but more due to the suns outer core's absorption of certain wavelengths, since its core is a black body radiator, and so to get its light to reach the earth, it has to pass through layers of helium, hydrogen and iron -56.

i think thats right, im saying this off the top of my head though
Ah I see, cheers mate
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What's wrong about this statement? It was a multiple choice question and apparently this answer wasn't right but I don't know why...

Light received from the Sun has dark lines across its spectrum which correspond to the absorption of certain wavelengths by atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.

Thanks in advance
As the light enters the Earth's atmosphere it will interact with the most abundant atoms and molecules in the atmosphere (Nitrogen etc..) Which have their own discrete absorption wavelengths
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(Original post by Blake Jones)
What's wrong about this statement? It was a multiple choice question and apparently this answer wasn't right but I don't know why...

Light received from the Sun has dark lines across its spectrum which correspond to the absorption of certain wavelengths by atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.

Thanks in advance
Did you change the statement by leaving out the word "visible"?

(Visible) Light received from the Sun has dark lines across its spectrum which correspond to the absorption of certain wavelengths by atoms in the Earth's atmosphere.
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