|Josef Stefan, Ludwig Boltzmann thermodynamics
Black-body radiant exitance is directly proportional to the fourth power of the body’s thermodynamic temperature, where the constant of proportionality is derived from the Boltzmann and Planck’s constants, and the speed of light in a vacuum.
The Stefan-Boltzmann law
gives us the temperature of the surface of the sun, radii of the stars, radiation from black holes, and helps calibrate modern pyrometers to read an object’s temperature from a distance.
From a distance
I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy. I see by my eyes from a trick of the light. The glints in your eyes hint of your passion. They show you’ve been wronged and can’t make it right.