Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

Astronomy Answers
From the Astronomical Dictionary

[Astronomy Answers] [Dictionary] [AnswerBook] [Universe Family Tree] [Science] [Starry Sky] [Planet Positions] [Calculate] [Colophon]


The description of the word you requested from the astronomical dictionary is given below.

the temperature

The temperature is a measure for how hot something is. There are several units in use for temperature. In Europe, the most common unit is the degree Celsius (written ). In the USA, the degree Fahrenheit is used (). In science, the kelvin (no capital letters; also written K ― without °) is used a lot. The freezing point of water at sea level on Earth is at 0℃, 32℉, and 273 K. The boiling point of water is then at 100℃, 212℉, and 373 K.