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    What causes deviations between Sun and blackbody?

    I see that two black bodies acting together would behave like a black body with a temperature between the two, but shouldn't it still behave like a perfect black body emitter at the intermediate temperature? Shouldn't the emission spectrum be the weighted sum of the two individual spectrum? Why...
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    What causes deviations between Sun and blackbody?

    Ozone is located in the lower stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful high frequency UV light. This why the intensity reaching earth at the low wavelength region is less than expected, although it means the phrase "at top of the atmosphere" is misleading. When ozone absorbs UV it splits into oxygen...
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