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2012-11-18 10:03:15 PM
That wind chill factor is a real biatch.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-18 10:17:51 PM
It is the only object found so far that has a temperature lower than the background radiation.

The "lower limit" of temperature within our galaxy is quite a bit warmer, closer to 30K if I recall correctly. (I could be confusing that with how warm Earth would be without the sun; head flux from the interior would keep it warmer than starlight.)
 
2012-11-18 10:53:17 PM
I knew about it when it was still warm.
 
2012-11-18 11:50:22 PM
Who took the picture? I'll bet that snow is fake.
 
2012-11-18 11:52:21 PM
It is the only object found so far that has a temperature lower than the background radiation.

Obviously these scientists have never met my exGF, the Ice Princess.

Seriously, snowmen would put on sweaters when they saw her coming.

/Also: 2nd coolest place in the universe?
//Inside a Tardis fridge.
 
2012-11-18 11:55:52 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Because the author felt no need
 
2012-11-19 12:01:51 AM
The coldest place known is inside the Boomerang Nebula. It is in the constellation of Centaurus, 5000 light-years from Earth

Imagine that, we're way cooler than 99.999999999999999% of the universe.

/oh yeah
//we cool
 
2012-11-19 12:05:56 AM
Farking hipster Nebulae who think they're so cool, ya know I hate 'em.
 
2012-11-19 12:11:59 AM
No, it's Ursa Minor Beta...so many swimming pools you need a bloody gondola to get about. And home to the offices of the HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy.

"although it is excruciatingly rich, horrifyingly sunny and more full of wonderfully exciting people than a pomegranate is of pips, it can hardly be insignificant that when a recent edition of Playbeing Magazine headlined an article with the words, 'When you are tired of Ursa Minor Beta you are tired of life,' the suicide rate there quadrupled overnight."
 
2012-11-19 01:23:31 AM
it was never underground, thus, never cool. QED
 
2012-11-19 02:23:16 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

\I don't know, but I've been told...
 
2012-11-19 05:59:29 AM
1K is nowhere near the coolest place in the universe. Lots of physics labs work down to mK levels.
 
2012-11-19 05:59:52 AM
that is all i needed to know... no pay raise. okay.
 
2012-11-19 06:02:13 AM
Liquid nitrogen is cool to play with.
 
2012-11-19 06:05:19 AM
So... Portal to another dimension, then?
 
2012-11-19 06:09:28 AM
No, the coolest nebula is the Mutara Nebula, because revenge is a dish best served cold.
 
2012-11-19 06:11:18 AM
It's a place called the Boomerang Nebula, but you've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-11-19 06:12:14 AM
Ugh. As if we have enough knowledge of the universe to be able to make such a claim. If they want to say the coldest that we've detected, fine. That's a supportable argument. Coldest, period is not.
 
2012-11-19 06:17:51 AM
Hmmm. It's the coolest place observed. If the observations of that type are x% of the universe, why do we think it's the coldest place in the universe, if x
 
2012-11-19 06:18:18 AM

Bhruic: Ugh. As if we have enough knowledge of the universe to be able to make such a claim. If they want to say the coldest that we've detected, fine.

"The rapid expansion of the nebula has enabled it to become the coldest known region in the universe."


That's exactly what they did say if you had bothered to RTFA, now stop being so annoyingly nitpicky :p
 
2012-11-19 06:19:19 AM
is less than 50%
 
2012-11-19 06:19:23 AM
1hiphopucit.com
 
2012-11-19 06:21:08 AM
We can nitpick headlines, and yet have read the article.
 
2012-11-19 06:22:01 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Disapproves
 
2012-11-19 06:27:10 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

"Oh cripes!"
 
2012-11-19 06:30:47 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

I never saw a nebula jump a shark
 
2012-11-19 06:33:32 AM
Chez Bathsalt strangely unmentioned.
 
2012-11-19 06:42:03 AM
It would be cooler without the bow tie.
 
2012-11-19 06:43:41 AM
How does it rank against Subby's cooter?
 
2012-11-19 06:49:29 AM
Water Bears (tardigrades) could live through that for a couple of minutes.

Temperature - tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K),[21] or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K), or for a few minutes at −272 °C (~1 degree above absolute zero)

Radiation - tardigrades can withstand median lethal doses of 5,000 Gy (of gamma-rays) and 6,200 Gy (of heavy ions) in hydrated animals (5 to 10 Gy could be fatal to a human).The only explanation thus far for this ability is that their lowered water state provides fewer reactants for the ionizing radiation

Outer space - In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After being rehydrated back on Earth, over 68% of the subjects protected from high-energy UV radiation survived and many of these produced viable embryos, and a handful had survived full exposure to solar radiation.


25.media.tumblr.com

www.newscientist.com


Water bears dont give a fark
 
2012-11-19 06:51:59 AM

sexorcisst: It would be cooler without the bow tie.

 

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-19 06:57:26 AM
So.... my problem with their entire site:
"New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts" - 13k views
"Did Hiker Film Bigfoot..." - 23k views

WTF?!
 
2012-11-19 06:59:35 AM

sexorcisst: It would be cooler without the bow tie.


Speak up....

upload.wikimedia.org

Brother Mouzone didn't hear you.
 
2012-11-19 07:06:28 AM
It's far-out and cool, but is it groovy?
 
2012-11-19 07:08:36 AM
Coldest place on earth: Link
 
2012-11-19 07:21:30 AM

mikaloyd: Water Bears (tardigrades) could live through that for a couple of minutes.

Temperature - tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K),[21] or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K), or for a few minutes at −272 °C (~1 degree above absolute zero)

Radiation - tardigrades can withstand median lethal doses of 5,000 Gy (of gamma-rays) and 6,200 Gy (of heavy ions) in hydrated animals (5 to 10 Gy could be fatal to a human).The only explanation thus far for this ability is that their lowered water state provides fewer reactants for the ionizing radiation

Outer space - In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After being rehydrated back on Earth, over 68% of the subjects protected from high-energy UV radiation survived and many of these produced viable embryos, and a handful had survived full exposure to solar radiation.







Water bears dont give a fark


You just made my week. Fascinating.

Thank you.
 
2012-11-19 07:50:23 AM
orbister

"1K is nowhere near the coolest place in the universe. Lots of physics labs work down to mK levels."

This. It takes only a few hours too cool instruments to well below 1 Kelvin.
 
2012-11-19 07:56:59 AM
FTFA: The coldest place known is inside the Boomerang Nebula. It is in the constellation of Centaurus, 5000 light-years from Earth. Planetary nebulae form around a bright, central star when it expels gas in the last stages of its life.


Grandma?
 
2012-11-19 08:07:20 AM
And when the region is finally colonized, Canadians still won't wear a jacket there.
 
2012-11-19 08:34:02 AM

QuantuMechanic: orbister

"1K is nowhere near the coolest place in the universe. Lots of physics labs work down to mK levels."

This. It takes only a few hours too cool instruments to well below 1 Kelvin.


How do scientists go about cooling chambers to near AZ levels anyway? Obviously it's more than just good refridgerant.
 
2012-11-19 08:39:51 AM

taoistlumberjak: And when the region is finally colonized, Canadians still won't wear a jacket there.


Man, the biatches from Ontario will.
/ stayed for a couple weeks with a family, and they kept telling me to put a jacket on
// it was only -10, the nancies
 
2012-11-19 09:08:09 AM
0 Farenheit = Unpleasantly cold
100 Farenheit = Uncomfortably warm

0 Centigrade = Chilly
100 Centigrade = Dead

0 Kelvin = Dead
100 Kelvin = Dead
 
2012-11-19 09:59:16 AM

Spindle: How do scientists go about cooling chambers to near AZ levels anyway? Obviously it's more than just good refridgerant.


You get low with liquid nitrogen. You get cold with liquid helium (I used to work with LHe and you soon get used to the idea of "warming things up" in LN2). You get a bit colder by pumping on the LHe - with a vacuum above it the boiling point falls to about 2K.

They you splash out a lot of money, get some Helium 3 and liquefy that with your He-4. That gets you down to 1K at atmospheric pressure and a lot less (10mK? I stuck at 4.2K) when you pump on it.

That's your limit with cryogenics. After that you need exotica like magnetic cooling. Magnetic fields align the atoms, that reduces the disorder, that reduces the entropy and that reduces the temperature. Or something like that.
 
2012-11-19 10:09:28 AM

ArkAngel: [upload.wikimedia.org image 611x709]

Because the author felt no need


So it's also a ghei nebula?
 
2012-11-19 10:17:56 AM

orbister: After that you need exotica like magnetic cooling. Magnetic fields align the atoms, that reduces the disorder, that reduces the entropy and that reduces the temperature. Or something like that.


Farking magnets, how do they work?
 
2012-11-19 10:27:56 AM

machoprogrammer: Farking magnets, how do they work?


Buggered if I know, and I did postgrad research in electromagnetism.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:24 AM

mikaloyd: Water Bears (tardigrades) could live through that for a couple of minutes.

Temperature - tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K),[21] or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K), or for a few minutes at −272 °C (~1 degree above absolute zero)

Radiation - tardigrades can withstand median lethal doses of 5,000 Gy (of gamma-rays) and 6,200 Gy (of heavy ions) in hydrated animals (5 to 10 Gy could be fatal to a human).The only explanation thus far for this ability is that their lowered water state provides fewer reactants for the ionizing radiation

Outer space - In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After being rehydrated back on Earth, over 68% of the subjects protected from high-energy UV radiation survived and many of these produced viable embryos, and a handful had survived full exposure to solar radiation.


[25.media.tumblr.com image 374x530]

[www.newscientist.com image 600x467]


Water bears dont give a fark

The retardigrades are a completely different story; they're mobilizing against Ann Coulter.
 
2012-11-19 11:05:16 AM

mikaloyd: Water Bears (tardigrades) could live through that for a couple of minutes.

Temperature - tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K),[21] or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K), or for a few minutes at −272 °C (~1 degree above absolute zero)

Radiation - tardigrades can withstand median lethal doses of 5,000 Gy (of gamma-rays) and 6,200 Gy (of heavy ions) in hydrated animals (5 to 10 Gy could be fatal to a human).The only explanation thus far for this ability is that their lowered water state provides fewer reactants for the ionizing radiation

Outer space - In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit on the FOTON-M3 mission and for 10 days were exposed to the vacuum of space. After being rehydrated back on Earth, over 68% of the subjects protected from high-energy UV radiation survived and many of these produced viable embryos, and a handful had survived full exposure to solar radiation.


[25.media.tumblr.com image 374x530]

[www.newscientist.com image 600x467]


Water bears dont give a fark


My favorite animal!
 
2012-11-19 11:09:33 AM

orbister: Spindle: How do scientists go about cooling chambers to near AZ levels anyway? Obviously it's more than just good refridgerant.

You get low with liquid nitrogen. You get cold with liquid helium (I used to work with LHe and you soon get used to the idea of "warming things up" in LN2). You get a bit colder by pumping on the LHe - with a vacuum above it the boiling point falls to about 2K.

They you splash out a lot of money, get some Helium 3 and liquefy that with your He-4. That gets you down to 1K at atmospheric pressure and a lot less (10mK? I stuck at 4.2K) when you pump on it.

That's your limit with cryogenics. After that you need exotica like magnetic cooling. Magnetic fields align the atoms, that reduces the disorder, that reduces the entropy and that reduces the temperature. Or something like that.


Woah! That's...pretty hardcore!
 
2012-11-19 11:24:19 AM

Impasse: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 640x480]

"Oh cripes!"


"Ya godda dress for it dough..."

/One of my fave eps of all time. OF. ALL. TIME.
//Wants a sampo
 
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