Would an infrared detector operating at 100 microns on a satellite orbiting Earth be able to locate you from space?

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    Yes, because satellites are very effective.
     No, because the atmosphere would block the 100-micron infrared waves.
     No, since I would appear too small.
     Yes, since 100-micron infrared waves are highly penetrating.
     Yes, because I give off thermal energy in the 100-micron range.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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No, because the atmosphere would block the 100-micron infrared waves.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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