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Infrared World

Chimpanzees

As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Chimpanzees wander past trees. In infrared light: The chimpanzees' mottled appearance results from temperature variations where their fur is longest. As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Chimpanzees wander past trees. In infrared light: The chimpanzees' mottled appearance results from temperature variations where their fur is longest.
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Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans. They glow brightly in the infrared, with only the longest patches of fur appearing cool in contrast to the rest of their bodies.
Visible: Chimpanzees wander past trees.
Infrared: The chimpanzees' mottled appearance results from temperature variations where their fur is longest.
CREDITS: Visible: NASA/IPAC/Los Angeles Zoo. Infrared: NASA/IPAC/Los Angeles Zoo.