Thermal Radiation and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • Released Monday, June 25th, 2012
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:52PM
  • ID: 11005

A short animation illustrating the relationship of temperature and wavelength. Hotter objects have a shorter wavelength and cooler objects have a longer wavelength. The animation also compares the wavelengths of visible light and thermal infrared radiation.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center