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Thermal Radiation and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

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.

Credits

Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Lead Animator
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Video Editor
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Radiation
SVS >> Wavelengths
SVS >> Electromagnetic Spectrum
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe