Lecture20 - Hot, opaque objects produce continuous spectrum...

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Probing Venus with radio waves
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The Physics of Spectrum Formation, Kirchoff’s Laws and Wien’s Law Hot opaque solid or liquid produces a continuous spectrum Hot, tenuous gas observed against dark background produces emission line spectrum Cold, tenuous gas observed against bright background produces absorption spectrum See Figure 16.6
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Kirchoff’s Laws of Radiation
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Kirchoff’s First Law + Wien’s Law
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Unformatted text preview: Hot, opaque objects produce continuous spectrum The hotter the object, the bluer it is max The Magellan spacecraft at Venus What the surface of Venus looks like The surface of the Earth (with no water) The global view of Venus The globe of Venus Exploring Venus in a virtual spaceship http://www.solarviews.com/eng/venus.htm...
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