black-body radiation

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the electromagnetic radiation that would be radiated from an ideal black body

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The theoretical calculations suggest that if black-body radiation were producing the liight, it should be a billion times stronger at the vents than in the cooler water above.
Aside from black-body radiation, they listed a number of other possible sources of illumination: crystalloluminescence, produced when chemicals crystallize; sonoluminescence, powered by the sound of bubbles collapsing; triboluminescence, created when rock crystals crack; and Cerenkov radiation and scintillation, both caused by the radioactive decay of elements in the vent water.