Subject: How does light become heat?

Date: Thu Jan 8 12:21:16 1998
Posted by Stig Ankardal
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Drakbergsskolan
City: Göteborg State/Province: No state entered.
Country: Sweden
Area of science: Physics
ID: 884283676.Ph

When light shines on an object the object gets hot and sends out 
heatwaves. Please explain the principle behind this!

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