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Are the temperatures you quote accurate? You state the lowest temperature as 0...
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The temperatures quoted you are referring to are definitely not accurate. The coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere ever recorded was -80 F, (i.e. 80 below zero) in Yukon Territory Canada. Antarctica is even colder than that. -129 F I think was the record for coldest ever on Earth, and was recorded in Antarctica.
The coldest temperature that is theoretically possible is absolute 0, which is 0 Kelvin. That would be less than -450 F. Scientists still haven't reached that temperature. Theoretically, at that temperature atoms cease moving entirely.
Posted by tjbrewer on March 31, 2013 at 1:47 AM (Answer #1)
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