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Spectroscopy and Stars

While it may seem impossible to be able to identify the types of elements that stars billions of light years away are made of, scientists discovered a way to do exactly that. In the 1850s, Kirchhoff and Bunsen managed to identify what the black lines in light spectra meant, and it allowed them to identifyContinue reading “Spectroscopy and Stars” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers In Context

Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571 and died on November 15, 1630. The 30 Year’s War began in 1618 and was a war between the Habsburgs and the French, it resulted in several million deaths and took place in Central Europe. In 1585 the first English colony was established in North America inContinue reading “Historical Astronomers In Context” Continue reading

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