Which type of spectrum is produced when light from the sun passes through a prism?
It is the spectrum of visible light, which has the colors of the rainbow.
I am only an eighth grader, but read my answer. So, when the visible light passes through the prim and refracts on it's edges, the beam of light splits into a spectrum and it looks like a rainbow, only because white light is acctually all of the colors of light put together. Hope i helped :) A "Spectrum" is produced. ~ aaarg
because a star's atmosphere absorbs colors of instead of emitting them, the spectrum of a star is called an absorption spectrum. an absorption spectrum is produced when light from a hot solid or dense gas passes through a less dense, cooler gas. The cooler gas absorbs certain portions of the spectrum.therefore, the black lines of a star's spectrum represent portions of the spectrum that are absorbed by the atmosphere.
If a laser beam consists of light of only a single color will it produce a spectrum of colors when it passes through a glass prism?
No. Monochromatic light (light of a single color) will pass through the prism without dispersing. White light disperses into its constituent colors as it passes through a prism, and we therefore observe the different colors emerging in a dispersal pattern as the light emerges from the opposite side of the prism. Since monochromatic light is made up of only one color, there are no colors to disperse, and so the beam of light passes through…
What is the difference between transparent translucent and opaque materials in regards to how much light passes through?
Sir Isaac Newton discovered that white light was made of seven different colors in the 17th century. He was able to prove that when some of the white light from the sun passes through a prism shaped piece of glass, the light scatters into a spectrum, which is a spectrum of what we know as the rainbow.