space absorption

noun

: the attenuation of the light of stars and galaxies when it encounters interstellar matter within a galaxy or material in the relatively empty regions between galaxies : the reddening of starlight by interstellar matter

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“Space absorption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20absorption. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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