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Questions tagged [temperature]

Questions regarding the amount of heat energy in an environment, as well as how to measure it.

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How is heat dissipated from a satellite or any metal in space?

All the artificial satellites launched in space have a series of solar cells attached to them. When in use, these panels absorb a lot of radiation from the Sun and put it to use. So, do these panels ...
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What is the temperature inside the International Space Station? [duplicate]

What is the temperature inside the ISS? How is the temperature regulated? I have seen a few clips of the ISS and the crew was wearing just T-shirts and shorts, so the temperature must be normal.
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Would temperatures be more stable under the surface of Mercury?

Mercury, being right around than 55,000,000 km away from the Sun, gets hot. As in very hot - 700 °K hot (426 °C and 800 °F). Not a place you would want to live. On the flip side, the side of Mercury ...
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Air temperature and humidity inside the ISS

The International Space Station being an artificial habitat for humans; it seems reasonable to assume the air temperature, and humidity levels are maintained at well-defined levels. What are the air ...
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How much heat did the Sabatier hardware add to the ISS heat profile?

A sort-of follow-up to Why does the International Space Station produce so much methane? In 2010 Sabatier hardware was integrated into the regenerative environment control. The Sabatier hardware ...
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How are base temperature units found on other planets?

On Earth, our temperature scales are calibrated based on some universal (on Earth) values. For example, 212°F and 100°C are defined as the temperature water boils at sea level. How are these ...