One of the earliest Illustrations of Solar and Sidereal Spectra from an article Chemistry of Heavenly Bodies by Dr J Gladstone From the top they are Spectrum of the Sun its Chromosphere Uranus Winneckes comet Sirius Alpha Oriensis Coronae Borealis Nebulae showing bright lines Red prominences of the sun D line absorption bands of sodium in Sun Spots and Displacement of the bright lines of the ChromosphereWilliam Huggins saw that spectroscopy offered a new astronomical research toolIn he built an astronomical spectroscope and pioneered this new branch of astronomy which led to the science of astrophysics His spectral analyses showed that all the stars he analysed contained the same elements as the Earth and that their changes in magnitude were due to physical processes He showed that comets were gaseous
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