What was the lowest temperature ever recorded?
#24913. Asked by Nude Dude. (Dec 06 02 2:20 PM)
I assume you are talking about a place, somewhere on the earth, not in a laboratory where this is a naturally occuring event ? |
The lowest temperature ever recorded on earth was -129F recorded in 1983 at the Russian Base Vostok in Antarctica. Antarctica, a continent owned by no one, covers the southern end of our globe. In addition to being the coldest place on earth, Anarctica is also the wettest and the driest place on earth.
If not then somewhere off the planet earth or 'absolute zero' is the answer.
The coldest place in the Solar System is Triton, a moon of Neptune, some 2,800 million miles from home.It was known that the atmosphere and surface of Triton contained nitrogen and methane and it had even been suggested that the surface might consist of oceans of liquid nitrogen (which boils at 77 K) with methane 'icebergs'! This would have been spectacular but the reality was equally remarkable. At the temperature of Triton (-235deg.C or 38 K) and at low pressure, nitrogen freezes like water ice (which can be demonstrated by pumping on liquid nitrogen). Triton is a frozen waste covered in this ice with a polar coating of pink frost, thought to be methane irradiated by cosmic rays.
There is no limit to how hot an object can be, but the lowest temperature is absolute zero at -273.15deg.C or 0 K
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