|1. The Earth receives the Sun's energy at the infrared end of the spectrum.|
|2. The Earth re-radiates the Sun's heat as ultraviolet energy.|
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: D
Solution :The sun radiates vast quantities of energy into space, across a wide spectrum of wavelengths. Most of the radiant energy from the sun is concentrated in the visible and near-visible parts of the spectrum. The narrow band of visible light, between 400 and the 700 nm, represents 43% of the total radiant energy emitted. Wavelengths shorter than the visible account for 7 to 8% of the total, but are extremely important because of their high energy per photon. The shorter the wavelength of light, the more energy it contains.
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