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Infrared Astronomy Tutorial

examines infrared light, how it was discovered, infrared astronomy, atmospheric windows, and more. An infrared astronomy timeline is included, along with links to news and discoveries, images, and classroom activities. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

The primary source of infrared radiation is heat or thermal radiation. This is the radiation produced by the motion of atoms and molecules in an object. The higher the temperature, the more the atoms and molecules move and the more infrared radiation they produce.
Infrared image map of the Gulf Stream from NOAA/AVHRR infrared satellite data.

Infrared oceanography


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