Interstellar dust extinction

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Term: Interstellar dust extinction

The dimming of light traveling in the interstellar space due to the combined effects of absorption and scattering by interstellar dust particles. Interstellar extinction increases at shorter (bluer) wavelengths, resulting in interstellar reddening.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan