Spectroscope: dark absorption lines

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Dec27-06, 12:15 PM
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Why are Absorption lines dark?

I don't really understand the spectroscope and how it works... Can anyone help me out with this theoretical question? No math involved!!

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Give this page a read: Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectra

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