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  • noun Plural form of spectroscope.

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Examples

  • Even less expected were the events occurring one sultry summer evening four months later, seven weeks after the grad student's internship had ended, on a night when the doctoral candidate was alone and obliged to recalibrate one of the observatory's working spectroscopes.

    -And Lurking Behind Quasar 3C295 . . .

  • Without spectroscopes, astronomy would lose half its ability to see into the cosmos.

    First Contact

  • In the meantime, we played around with the Stellarium computer program and practiced looking at gasses through spectroscopes to see what they were made out of.

    Zoe P. Strassfield: Up on the Roof, Part 1

  • In the meantime, we played around with the Stellarium computer program and practiced looking at gasses through spectroscopes to see what they were made out of.

    Zoe P. Strassfield: Up on the Roof, Part 1

  • Without spectroscopes, astronomy would lose half its ability to see into the cosmos.

    First Contact

  • X-ray fluorescence XRF spectroscopes detail the metal's composition, thereby providing the alloy mix that is characteristic of a certain period.

    Forensic Science for Antiques

  • X-ray fluorescence XRF spectroscopes detail the metal's composition, thereby providing the alloy mix that is characteristic of a certain period.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • So far, they are bulky 'Jupiters', because only Jupiters are large enough to perturb their stars into the zone of detectability of present-day spectroscopes.

    The God Delusion

  • But the position of a star is perturbed by the gravitational pull of its planets as they whirl around it, and spectroscopes can pick up the Doppler shifts in the star's spectrum, at least in cases where the perturbing planet is large.

    The God Delusion

  • Considering the almost perfect clarity with which the majority of spectral lines appear in the emission spectra produced with the powerful diffraction-grating spectroscopes of our day, there were good grounds for regarding these radiated lines as simple and indivisible things; this is, however, not the case.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1907 - Presentation Speech

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