The Most Interesting Things About Temperature

December 23rd, 2013

The earth is liveable because it provides the right kind of temperature that permits water-based life to develop and form in the world. The earth’s atmosphere also gives the world the right amount of temperature and defence against the sun’s heat and the universe’s cold. However, temperature is more than just the numbers on the thermometer.

1. It Is Still Infinite So Far
Scientists record that 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit or four billion degrees Celsius is the hottest man-made temperature in the world today. This means its 250,000 times hotter than the core of the Sun. This kind of heat was produced in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

2. Light Magic
The Bose-Einstein Condensate is a phenomenon that changes the character of light using a temperature to a degree above absolute zero. Super cold temperatures could actually turn light into its gas form.

3. Infinity in Cold
So far, the coldest recorded man-made temperature had reached 0.0000000001 Kelvins using a magnetic cooling mechanism or small-scale lasers. Cold temperatures had been instrumental in experiments concerning quarks and quantum mechanics.

4. The Universe is Getting Colder
As part of universal entropy, which had begun ever since the big bang had happened and formed the universe, our space of reality is getting colder. Today, scientists record that the temperature is lower than -454 Fahrenheit. The universe is getting colder by one degree every three billion years.

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