|MadSci Network: Zoology|
Measuring the temperature of butterfly wings is done much the same way as the satellites take temperatures of hot and cold spots on the Planet. The Scientist uses time lapse infared photography; by examination of the different color variations of the Photographs against a scale they can determine the temperatures. Encyclopedia of Science 2nd edition Shaw and Morisson
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