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Infrared Radiation Pre-lab Visit one of the below sites to get a picture of where infrared radiation fits into the electromagnetic spectrum: http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/EMSpec/EMSpec2.html http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html Use the sites below to explore uses of infrared radiation in planetary astronomy: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2005- 09/release.shtml http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060215.html
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Unformatted text preview: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050423.html 1. What is your body temperature in degrees C? 2. What is comfortable room temperature? 3. If your eyes were sensitive to infrared radiation, what do you think would appear brighter, your hand or a pencil on your desk? Why? 4. List two ways viewing in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum might be useful in planetary astronomy....
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