News tagged with absorption spectra

Black hole masses and the evolution of galaxies

Scientists have been studying light from distant objects in the night sky for thousands of years in an effort to understand the Universe. Now European researchers have developed a novel method for estimating the mass of often-obscured ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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Did GD61 eat a Planetessimal?

The primary method by which astronomers hope to study exoplanet atmospheres is by detecting their absorption spectra as they transit their parent stars. However, another way would be to detect the signal of the atmospheric ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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