Thursday, April 14, 2016

Science Lesson: Blackbody Radiation

Today's science lesson is "liquid hot magma" (extra credit if you can guess which movie character I'm referencing.)

I've been writing and rewriting a lot recently on my graphic novel, "Artie and Merlo" and I've been playing around of which dire situations in which to put him. One was Artie's floor literally becoming lava, a game I love playing to this day!

Now, as I drew this, I thought, "Why DOES lava glow red and yellow?" The same goes for iron when it's red hot. Why does it glow? It doesn't have energy like a sun does, does it?

Answer? Blackbody radiation. Science seriously rocks. Enjoy!