WONDER #2617: Why Can't We See Ultraviolet Light?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- The human eye can see light with wavelengths between 380 and 700 nanometers.
- Many animals can see ultraviolet light.
- Most humans cannot see ultraviolet light because it has a shorter wavelength than violet light, putting it outside of the visible spectrum.
- Many types of light come to the Earth from the Sun, and most are absorbed by the atmosphere.
Question 2 of 3
A person who is missing an eye lens and can see ultraviolet light has a condition called _____________.
- ultralight vision
Question 3 of 3
Which color of light has the longest wavelength visible to humans?
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