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How the Morpho Butterfly Gets its Iridescent Color

Clip: Season 48 Episode 20 | 2m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

By studying the structural color of morpho butterflies, scientists are learning more about producing color without using pigments or paint.

Aired: 01/12/22

Rating: NR

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