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Unformatted text preview: The amount of blue or red shift tells us an object’s speed toward or away from us Doppler shift tells us ONLY about the part of an object’s motion toward or away from us Motion toward or away from an observer causes a shift in the observed wavelength of light: blueshift (shorter wavelength) -motion toward you redshift (longer wavelength) - motion toward you greater shift -> greater speed...
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08