A prism is used to spread light into its constituent colours

This short animation demonstrates that a prism spreads white light out into its constituent colours. Known as a spectrum, the colours are normally combined to appear to our eyes as white light. By spreading out the light from different astronomical objects, astronomers can learn a great deal about the material that object is made of, and how it is moving in space.

Credit:

Theofanis Matsopoulos/NASA

About the Video

Id:prism_animation
Release date:23 February 2016, 11:33
Duration:26 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Spectrograph
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Light Phenomenon
Category:Fulldome

Fulldome


Fulldome Preview


Also see our