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Originally posted by dragonrider
Space Per Se does not have any temperature.
Space is a vaccuum, and therefore, there is nothing occupying this "space" to have a temperature.
The only way that thermal energy can be transferred in a vaccuum is through radiation or through direct conduction (which requires one object with high thermal energy to physically touch another object, allowing transfer of that thermal energy).
Using radiation, depending on the object being heated or cooled, if it is made of material that will either readily absorb radiant heat or will readily radiate its heat away, will get "hotter" if it is in direct radiation from a heat source and will absorb thermal energy, and will get "colder" if it is in an area that it is not recieving radiant thermal energy and can radiate its thermal energy away.
Ok, anyone else need a drink after that?