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Teaser Infrared Image - The Answer

“Look out, it’s a giant space crystal creature coming out of Papa-Smurf’s house!” Oh wait, no, it’s just the answer to this week’s Teaser Infrared Image.

Infrared Image

Infrared Image

Visible Light Image

Visible Light Image

Answer: Any of you Jaques Cousteau fans out there might have recognized these two infrared images…. Coral.   No… this is not live coral, but the calcium-based skeletons that remain after the animal has died.  Still, however, when you soak them in hot water for a few minutes, and then take them out, it is quite interesting watching the thermal signature change as the coral cools in the air.

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