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IF YOU HAD ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN IT AND
THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR WERE MADE OF MIRROR
WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IN THE MIRRORS
Holy shit I asked my use what' s a physics teacher and he just leaked at
retarted to look up where {mu can buy Big mirrors.
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#7 - sketchfactor
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If there was no light in the room, then it'd probably be completely dark.
But if there was a light then it would look sort of green since mirrors reflect more green light than any other form of visible light. The further into the endless "tunnel", the more green.
#18 to #7 - lesmiserables
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Wouldn't the light source just be mirrored to eternity?
User avatar #33 to #18 - mtandy
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only in a perfect mirror, real mirrors sadly absorb small amounts of light each time it is reflected.
#34 to #33 - lesmiserables
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But the light source has to remain in the room, or you wouldn't be able to see anything.
User avatar #36 to #34 - useroftheLOLZ
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To find the actual answer to this question, we would need a way to view into the mirror room without actually being in it, or having anything in it, and there would be no physical light source, the mirrors would have to reflect the light without absorbing any of the light (the perfect mirror), and we would have to assume that the room would to universally light to a certain luminosity, but you could also assume to a certain extent, that there is a ball of floating light, in the middle of the room.

If we don't assume this, we run into the problem of having the light source, and us, absorbing light, distorting the reflection, and not giving us a perfect image, and thus, an incorrect answer.
User avatar #35 to #34 - mtandy
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Well, yeah, the mirrors still absorb the light though...
User avatar #40 to #35 - stultum
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if we imagine that we can make light without a light source an see inside the room without reflecting light, we might as well assume that the mirrors reflect all light.
#43 to #7 - asdflower
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what if you shine a flashlight into the room for a second and then close the door fast as ****, would the light stay in there?
#48 to #43 - anon id: 2eb7108e
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No, as each mirror only reflects a percentage of light, while absorbing the rest.
User avatar #94 to #7 - kampi
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But, what if the room had no corners, and it had and orb-shaped light?
User avatar #23 - whitenerdy
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Nothing, because there would be no light in the room that could be absorbed.
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#25 to #24 - insaneflame
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User avatar #125 to #25 - babyanalraper
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I think he's talking about photons radiating from the heat, like those you see with body heat googles, or whatever they are called.
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#27 to #26 - insaneflame
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Is it enough to be picked up by our eyes or reflected multiple times in a dark room?
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User avatar #51 to #28 - honkan
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Sounds like you're talking about thermal light, which would not be visible to the human eye at the low temperatures of mirrors. And you can't see anything in a completely dark room. You can only feel your way around with your other senses.
User avatar #29 to #28 - insaneflame
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Yea I might have to look deeper into this. it sounds like a interesting concept
User avatar #31 to #29 - lordgeneral
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according to one of my friends who does study this:
Rainbow: It would be green, if not pitch black
}Ω{ Lord Shadrin: ?
Rainbow: The mirrors
}Ω{ Lord Shadrin: why's that
Rainbow: Mirrors reflect light imperfectly
Rainbow: They absorb larger amounts of every color except for green
Rainbow: Green is reflected the most
User avatar #30 to #26 - whitenerdy
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That is, as long as the object isn't at r -273,15 °C in which case the particals aren't moving. Putting up a room and giving it properties that it might or might not have is not fair.
User avatar #61 to #24 - zomitlu
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This isn't minecraft
#4 - cheno
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<-------- This!
#90 to #4 - aceonfire
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where do you live, because there is this exact exhibit at the museum near me. I am aware that they may have duplicated the exhibit for many different museums
#126 to #90 - cheno
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As far as I know, there's nothing like this near me (I live in Denmark).


I can't remember where i first saw this picture though.
#129 to #126 - aceonfire
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Well, they have at least one in Japan, and one in Arizona.
#75 - strykerx
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Here's a pic of 1 candle inside a box made of mirrors...wallpaper size YEAAA
User avatar #76 to #75 - dedaluminus
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If it's a box of mirrors, reflecting forever, why can't I see the camera in the reflection?
#78 to #76 - strykerx
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This one is a little edited. You can see the camera in the original.

Also this: digitalcomposting.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/mirror-box/
User avatar #79 to #78 - dedaluminus
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Okay, that makes sense now.
#100 to #75 - ohgodmysides
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Hate to be that guy, but it looks like 2 candles to me, one of them (B) being slightly brighter.
Thumbed you and the link anyways
#110 to #75 - anon id: 7f7f9bed
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but who was candle?
#114 - longchildjones
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Something like this i presume:
User avatar #116 to #114 - sinonyx
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almost, needs to get greener as it goes back
User avatar #118 to #116 - ambiguous **User deleted account**
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That's an actual experiment someone did with a camera. They made the walls, top, and bottom were made of mirrors and the camera had a timer to take a picture.
User avatar #117 to #116 - longchildjones
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I didn't think of that, but it seems like it should shouldn't it?

This was in fact taken by a camera inside a box of mirrors. Want me to see if i can pull up the link?
User avatar #119 to #117 - sinonyx
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nevermind, actually zommed in, and things do get slightly greener.. very slightly though, which i fnd very odd... think the bright white light is messing with things
User avatar #121 to #119 - longchildjones
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Probably True^

Here is the original link to the image along with a host of other "Box of mirrors" pictures.
digitalcomposting.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/mirror-box/
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#102 - Welshhobo
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For those genuinely interested: Even if you found a way to see the result without blocking the way, It won't reflect into infinity, as the mirror itself absorbs some light and will gradually get darker until nothing can be seen.    
In fact, the deeper the reflections go, the more green the reflection looks, as a standard mirror reflects light from the green spectrum slightly better than others.
For those genuinely interested: Even if you found a way to see the result without blocking the way, It won't reflect into infinity, as the mirror itself absorbs some light and will gradually get darker until nothing can be seen.
In fact, the deeper the reflections go, the more green the reflection looks, as a standard mirror reflects light from the green spectrum slightly better than others.
#105 to #102 - mcbiff
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i feel this gif would have worked better
i feel this gif would have worked better
#106 to #105 - Welshhobo
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Comment Picture
#109 to #106 - mcbiff
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Comment Picture
User avatar #6 - treepump
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Mirrors aren't 100% reflective. So assuming you had a light source, each reiteration of the reflection would continually get smaller and darker until you couldn't make out any details.


Also, this seems like something a physics professor would be able to discern fairly easily.
User avatar #60 - zomitlu
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Nothing, it'd be pitch black because there aren't any lights
User avatar #63 to #60 - goldenslumbers
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what about a flashlight?
User avatar #64 to #63 - zomitlu
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The room would start turning green.
User avatar #65 to #64 - goldenslumbers
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dah
#32 - insaneflame
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yrZpTHBEss
Your answer lies within
User avatar #73 to #32 - vicsix
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Those ******* puns are god damn fury chargers.
User avatar #42 to #32 - fjusernumberone
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I knew someone would put this up here. love vsauce
User avatar #54 - zeroblargh
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If there was a room full of mirrors with nothing else in it then it'd be black because there's no light