The Infrared Universe: Infrared World
During a fire, it is common for the entire building to fill with dense clouds of smoke. While firefighters wear protective gear to supply fresh air and protect them from the heat, they still may not be able to see a thing with their own eyes. Infrared light cuts through smoke clouds to show what is hidden. Firefighters routinely use portable infrared cameras to navigate through smoky areas.
CREDITS: Visible: NASA/IPAC/Pasadena Fire Dept.. Infrared: NASA/IPAC/Pasadena Fire Dept..