Light - Black-bodies & Spontaneous / Stimulated Emission.

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Hello,

I have a short question:

In relation to the Sun - is Black-body radiation ultimately the result of a combination of spontaneous (majority) and stimulated (minority) emission of photons?
In relation to the IR emissions from everyday objects due to their temperature - is Black-body radiation from the result of spontaneous emission?

If not, could somebody point me to a good description of why Blackbody radiation and Spontaneous emission are ultimately different? The internet is confused on the issue.

Thank you for any answers.

Dan
 

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