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"Infrared - More Than Your Eyes Can See" Video

Movie courtesy of The CoolCosmos Project.

This movie describes infrared "light" or radiation. Infrared (IR) is a type of electromagnetic radiation. It has a slightly longer wavelength than visible light.

Note: If you cannot see the movie you may need to download the latest QuickTime player.

This movie is large (38 MB), so it may take a while to download to your computer!

More about infrared radiation:

Text icon Infrared (IR) Radiation

Text icon Electromagnetic Radiation

Last modified February 9, 2007 by Randy Russell.

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