• Moiya McTier

Astronomy Fun Fact #52

People talk about space like its suuuuuper cold because it is if you average over the entire universe. But if you went just outside of Earth's atmosphere, the temperature might surprise you.


If you're right outside of Earth's atmosphere and exposed to sunlight, the temperature around you will be about 250 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're in the shade and the Sun's radiation can't reach you, the temperature is around -150 degrees Fahrenheit.

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