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Video: Seeing (infra)red

Andrew Shurtleff’s stunning time-lapse video shows the world as viewed in near-infrared – like a planet painted in pure ice.

Check out Andrew Shurtleff’s stunning time-lapse video showing the world as viewed in near-infrared. The light-sensitive chips of digital cameras can sense these wavelengths outside human vision. With the right kind of video editing, that infrared world comes alive – like a planet painted from pure ice. The leafy material appears white due to its intense reflection of infrared light.

Martha Morales

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