Incoming Light

Some articles on incoming light, light:

Background (astronomy)
... In astronomy, background commonly refers to the incoming light from an apparently empty part of the night sky ... of the sky, there always is some low luminosity present, due mostly to light diffusion from the atmosphere (diffusion of both incoming light from nearby sources, and of man-made Earth ... and the telescope themselves are a source of light ...
Transparent Materials - Absorption of Light in Solids - Transparency in Insulators
... either because it reflects the incoming light or because it absorbs the incoming light ... Almost all solids reflect a part and absorb a part of the incoming light ... When light falls onto a block of metal, it encounters atoms that are tightly packed in a regular lattice and a "sea of electrons" moving randomly ...

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