The picture below comes courtesy of Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. It features the Sun as seen in 3 different wavelengths. When I was younger, I would often wish that I could swap my color vision for black and white at any time of my choosing. But when I look at pictures like the one below, I think, ‘black and white is boring’. What about seeing the world in ultraviolet or x-ray or radio? What kind of crazy paintings could I make if I saw the world in a way that no one else could?! (True, I could just take lots of acid, but who wants to deal with all the angry Smurfs crawling all over you when you are trying to paint? Not me.)
If you had the ability to see in different wavelengths, which would you choose and why? Would you flip your vision to ultraviolet and look at invisible patterns on flowers? Would swap for infrared and stare at the Sun? How about those airport scanners? Would you, uh… try that out?
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