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Robert Hurt
Staff, Spitzer Science Center

Our narrow view into the visible spectrum gives us only a partial idea of the light-filled world around us and what we ourselves look like. When viewed in infrared light with a wavelength of 10 microns, our bodies become luminous, glowing in patterns of light and dark that are alien to our usual notions of skin and form. A human chest becomes a radiant form revealing patterns of blood flow and cooling. This image was developed as part of SKINFRARED, an exhibit exploring the infrared world around us. Credits: Robert Hurt (photography and layout), Jordan Bass (model).

hurt@ipac.caltech.edu

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