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What is a Bolometer?
A bolometer is a highly sensitive instrument used for detecting heat or electromagnetic radiation. This instrument was invented by Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American astronomer, in 1878.
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In the late 1800s, American astronomer Samuel Langley created a bolometer, a device that used delicately balanced metals to detect the smallest changes in heat.
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Mechanical detection of IR radiation has been possible since Samuel Pierpont Langley invented the bolometer in 1880, but devices that can also recognize and identify an IR source after detection have proved more challenging to develop.
De Aarde gezien vanuit de Gemini 5 ruimtecapsule Foto: NASA
Gezagvoerder Gordon Cooper en piloot Pete Conrad waren de twee astronauten die deel uitmaakten van de Amerikaanse bemande Gemini 5 ruimtemissie die plaatsvond in 1965 en de derde bemande vlucht was uit het Gemini ruimteprogramma.

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