News tagged with sunlight

Image: Spring color in the North Sea

The increasing sunlight and warmth of springtime provoke buds and blooms amidst the trees, flowers, and grasses on land. Warm air and sunlight also beget warmer ocean waters and provoke blooms of the "grass of the sea"—phytoplankton. ...

dateMay 09, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Thermal blankets melt snow quickly

Removing snow piled high in parking lots and along roadsides could soon be a far less tedious task. In a study appearing in ACS' journal Langmuir, scientists report that they have tested sunlight-absorbing thermal blankets ...

dateFeb 14, 2018 in Engineering
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Image: Saturn's north pole

Reflected sunlight is the source of the illumination for visible wavelength images such as the one above. However, at longer infrared wavelengths, direct thermal emission from objects dominates over reflected sunlight. This ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Space Exploration
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