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Infrared World

Meerkats

As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Meerkats perch on a rock. In infrared light: The meerkats' surroundings also give off some infrared light, but the meerkats' high temperatures make them glow brightly. As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Meerkats perch on a rock. In infrared light: The meerkats' surroundings also give off some infrared light, but the meerkats' high temperatures make them glow brightly.
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Meerkats

Meerkats are small animals in the mongoose family. Their high metabolisms cause them to glow brightly in the infrared, even through their insulating layers of fur.
Visible: Meerkats perch on a rock.
Infrared: The meerkats' surroundings also give off some infrared light, but the meerkats' high temperatures make them glow brightly.
CREDITS: Visible: NASA/IPAC/Los Angeles Zoo. Infrared: NASA/IPAC/Los Angeles Zoo.