Lyman alpha forest

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The Lyman alpha forest is a series of sharp dips in the spectrum of a distant quasar due to Lyman alpha absorption of discrete quanta of radiation by clouds of hydrogen gas along the line of sight to the quasar.


Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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