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Subject: why do we view red as the hottest color but hottest stars are blue

Date: Thu Jan 11 12:21:35 2001
Posted by Jane
Grade level: No grade entered. School: non-profit art teacher
City: Pacific Grove State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 979233695.As
Message:

in art we teach that red is warm and blue is cool but in space stars that 
are blue are considered the hottest. Temperature wise is blue hotter or is 
temperature as a indicator of color something that changes under different 
circumstances? I am trying to explain this to my students


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