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Hidden in the Light by robrey Hidden in the Light by robrey

Oil, 6 x 8 inches

Spectroscopy is a method of measuring light split into it's spectrum, as by a prism. The atoms of every element emit and absorb specific wavelengths of light which appear as a specific pattern of bands or gaps in it's light spectrum. As we attempt to learn about our vast universe while confined to our tiny vantage point of earth, spectroscopy is how we know what distant planets, stars, and galaxies are made of, their mass, temperature, and more, without needing to travel to them. It's even how we know that our universe is expanding. Very distant galaxies don't just happen to emit more red light, the pattern of their emissions spectrum is red shifted and thus racing away from us in all directions. There is a beautiful wealth of knowledge hidden in the light!

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Yokugan Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for these links and knowledge, Rob Rey! Congratulations for your beautiful work.
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XxRainbowWolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Fantastic!!
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rainbowloop18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
This is very well done😄
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Valkimber Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely and intrigueing.
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