What is the diffraction of light?

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Diffraction of light is a phenomenon in which light ray bends or breaks up into its component parts. That is, the bending of light around small obstacles and the spreading out of the light past small apertures or openings.
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Light does not always travel in st. lines. it bends arround an obstacle if its size smaller than the wavelength of the light wave.This is called diffraction.
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One of the most common examples of diffraction in nature is the tiny specks
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It's essentially the spreading out of light when moved through a gap. The smaller the gap and the bigger the wavelength, the greater the diffraction.
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Diffraction photography was used in spectroscopy to help record the chemical composition of objects studied by astronomers and was also used to determine the composition of different
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