As children, we’re taught to paint cold things blue and hot things red. In science we learn that blue things are actually far hotter than red things! In this lesson, we will learn how hot objects radiate energy as light of many colors following what is called a black body curve.
This community is part of the ISE hangouts series devoted to Astronomy and Space Science. Each community has an associated hangout where Dr. Pamela Gay, renowed astronomer and educator interviews scientists involved in research related to the topic being addressed by the hangout. You can find the hangout here: