Foundations of Astronomy (MindTap ...

14th Edition
Michael A. Seeds + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337399920



Foundations of Astronomy (MindTap ...

14th Edition
Michael A. Seeds + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337399920
Chapter 6, Problem 8RQ
Textbook Problem

If you were in a deep dark cave and you turned off or completely covered all light sources, then waited awhile for your eyes to “adjust,” would you be able to see? Why or why not?

To determine

In a deep dark cave, if turn off or completely covered all light sources. Can you able to see the cave.

Explanation of Solution

Inside the dark cave, sources of light such as solar rays and non-natural source of light rays are turned off, so there are no object can be visible inside the cave. We can able to see only the help of light source.

All the objects in and around us can be seen with the help of reflection of light only...

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