"Infrared - More Than Your Eyes Can See" Video
This movie describes infrared "light" or radiation. Infrared (IR) is a type of electromagnetic radiation. It has a slightly longer wavelength than visible light.
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More about infrared radiation:
Infrared (IR) Radiation
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