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Shadow of steam.

by Manraj singh
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Manraj singh
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Jul5-14, 12:13 AM
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My mother was ironing clothes a few days ago, and the iron was really hot. It was giving out steam, i couldn't see it, but i could see its shadow on the wall. How so?
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Jul5-14, 06:18 AM
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I believe it is caused by the refraction of the light going through varying pockets of cold and hot air/steam. The different pockets lead to some light being refracted more or less than others and forming a wavy pattern of dark and light areas on the wall.


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