Infrared Zoo

If you are looking for a way to find some science fun on the computer this week, try this link to the Infrared Zoo at http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/ir_zoo/. It is a gallery of infrared images of various animals. I particularly like the Hide and Seek Game, because it gives more details about each image (just click on an image once it appears).

Looking at the images made me think about cold-blooded versus warm-blooded animals. I was surprised to see the cat had warm feet, because I always thought an animal's extremities were the coolest parts. Of course, the extremities give off the most heat when the animal is too hot.

Have fun exploring this site!

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