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  • n. Plural form of spectroscope.


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  • 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

  • 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 . . .

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Enterprise had taken damage in the last exchange; Koreff's spectroscopes showed her halo-ed with air and water vapor.

    Space Viking

  • Morland was yelling back, as though Koreffs 'spectroscopes could distinguish.

    Space Viking

  • Engaging his tender "hopeful" in the wonders of astronomy -- "Men have learned the distances of the stars," observed the father; "and, with their spectroscopes, found out what they are made of."

    Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories A Book for Bairns and Big Folk


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