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While empty space doesn't have a temperature, an object in space will radiate away its heat energy until it eventually approaches that of the cosmic background radiation, so the shirt is not wholly wrong.
porlob wrote:Uh oh. Am I one of those people who goes onto comments sections to point out factual inaccuracies on tee shirts?
Oh no, I am! Please help!
Technically, space has no temperature, not absolute zero. Temperature is a property of matter, and there is no (or very little) matter in open space.
Despite what is shown in some movies, if you were released into space, you wouldn't instantly freeze to death. In fact, you'd stay roughly the same temperature. If space had a temperature of 0 Kelvin, spacecraft would need to generate massive amounts of heat just to keep astronauts alive and machinery functioning. But since there is no wind, etc., to carry away excess energy, finding a way to dissipate heat is a big challenge for the space program.
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