Clever Physics-Themed Bumper Sticker [Pic]

For those who don’t get it, please read thisL

A blueshift is any decrease in wavelength (increase in frequency); the opposite effect is referred to as redshift. In visible light, this shifts the color from the red end of the spectrum to the blue end. The term also applies when photons outside the visible spectrum (e.g. x-rays and radio waves) are shifted toward shorter wavelengths, as well as to shifts in the de Broglie wavelength of particles. Blueshift is most commonly caused by relative motion toward the observer, described by the Doppler effect. An observer in a gravity well will also see infalling radiation gravitationally blueshifted, described by General Relativity in the same way as gravitational redshift. In a contracting universe, cosmological blueshift would be observed; the expanding universe gives a cosmological redshift, and the expansion is observed to be accelerating. [Source]


8 Responses to Clever Physics-Themed Bumper Sticker [Pic]

  1. I'm afraid The Big Bang Theory outdid this when Sheldon dressed up as the Doppler Shift in the first season's Halloween episode. I wish I had the sartorial skills to make that for me this year..and the guts to wear it!

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