Elemental gases in front of a Tesla coil.
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Scotsman Hosie (01-10-2020)
Rather it is this: The Tesla coil is exciting the electrons in the gas to a higher energy state. Pretty much, what happens is the electrons absorb the energy and move further away from the atomic nucleus. When the energy source is removed, the electrons relax to their lower energy state. In doing so, they emit a photon of light whose place in the EM spectrum is unique to that element. Thus, what I was trying to say is, that it is through the analysis of the light spectrum we can see what elements are present in distant stars.
Here is a superior explanation of the process I have minimally described above: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/as...pectral-lines/
Last edited by Toolmaker51; 01-11-2020 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Not done yet
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