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Old 09-22-2013, 09:18 AM   #1084 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by P-hack View Post
already posted

Edit, how do you recon it "traps" heat otherwise?
It doesn't reflect heat, it absorbs infra-red in specific frequency ranges, then re radiates infra-red according to those same frequency ranges.

Look up emission bands, black body radiation, emissivity, and absorption spectrum.