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This webpage from the University of California, Riverside offers an explanation of emission and absorption lines. A diagram, with descriptive text, shows how light from a star can produce each type of line. Also, an image of solar absorption lines is provided.
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- Atomic Physics
= Absorption
= Spectra
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absorption, emission, line, spectrum
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