Name: A. A.
IF SOME HOW WE COULD MEASURE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE SUN'S
RAY BEFORE IT STRIKES A FULLY REFLECTING METAL STRIP OR MIRROR AND AFTER
IT IS REFLECTED CAN WE SAY THAT THE TEMPERATURE OF THE REFLECTED RAY IS
LESS THAN THE DIRECT RAY OF LIGHT FROM THE SUN?
Energy does not have a temperature, mass does. Energy is what is striking
the metal. Some of that energy warms the metal, making it warmer, and the
rest is reflected.
Nathan A. Unterman
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