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Light: Identifying Spectrum Types

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In the ​image below you are looking at your favorite star. Near the star is a cloud of hydrogen gas.

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Given your line of sight to the star, as indicated by the arrow, what type of spectrum will you observe?

A

Electron spectrum.

B

Absorption spectrum.

C

Emission spectrum.

D

Continuous spectrum.