Spectroscopy is the art of producing those spectra; spectrometry is measuring them to determine things like elemental compositions of substances. Both can be fun. 🙂
You are such a geek. 🙂
Very cool! Surprisingly, all of this data was something on my list of things to research in relation to stellar death, but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks! 😀
Na, na na, na na na na, na na na na, hey jude.
Okay, I’ve got to ask. Why is sodium your favorite element? I admit I’ve never even thought of having a favorite element.
my caption submission
“Sex is fun!”
(eg: sex is a part of the bigger picture that is love)
My follow-on question would be, what would Chlorine’s spectrum represent?
Man, I’ve never gotten to play with any sodium 😦
Closest I’ve ever been is the other day in the elevator where some experimentalist was porting a 1.5-ft^3 box of the stuff.. Tenth of a gram or some other ludicrously small seeming amount.
That seems strange. I’ve seen sodium in several-kilo bricks before. It’s really not that hazardous, so long as you don’t get it wet…
Re: my caption submission
“Swimming pools are fun!”
*glance* *double take* Oh! Sodium…
(Yes, I did read “sodomy” the first time around.)