Spectroscopy, Explained

  • Released Tuesday, August 15th, 2023
  • Updated Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 at 11:38AM
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Video producer Sophia Roberts explains the basic principles behind spectroscopy, the science of reading light to determine the size, distance, spin and chemical composition of distant objects in space.

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