thermal radiation

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thermal radiation

[′thər·məl ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(thermodynamics)

thermal radiation

The transmission of heat from a hot surface to a cooler one in the form of invisible electromagnetic waves, which, on being absorbed by the cooler surface, raise the temperature of that surface without warming the space between.
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The other horn of the dilemna was to suppose that something other than a thermal radiator was contributing and thereby complicating the cosmological evidence.
Rotary mechanical joints for the ISS will move the solar arrays and thermal radiators into positions relative to the Sun that will optimize their individual functions.
And because the high-power payloads also generate more heat, Hughes upgraded the HS 601's thermal subsystem by adding heat pipes, using direct-radiating traveling-wave tubes and enlarging the thermal radiator panels.
The thermal radiator will be extended for increased heat dispersal.