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Phillips bands


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Features in the spectrum of the carbon molecule C2, starting in the red at 772 nm and extending into the near-infrared where the strongest bands occur, at 1.21 and 1.55 μm. Phillips bands are prominent in the atmospheres of carbon stars. They are named after the American astrophysicist John Gardner Phillips (1917–2001), who published the first measurements of them in 1948.

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