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when ice melts does it change color?
- george (age 10)
Water and ice have the same intrinsic color: blue. Water and ice absorb
red light, and we see the blue light that both transmit. The true
nature of this color is only apparent through multiple meters. A glass
of water does not look blue, and an ice cube does not look blue to us.
However, the Caribbean and certain glaciers are obviously deep blue.
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(republished on 07/25/06)
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