what is the temperature of space between our nearest star and the edge of the solar system?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    That would be the "local interstellar cloud (LIC)". The density of the LIC is about 0.3 atoms per cubic centimeter (mostly hydrogen). The temperature of these atoms is, on average, about 7000K (6,730 C).

    Empty space by itself doesn't have a temperature: it's the things in that space that have a temperature. Those things might be atoms, or photons, or other things.

  • poldi2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The temperature of space beyond the heliopause is 3 Kelvins (around -270 Celsius).

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    A few degrees K

  • 4 weeks ago

    2.725 Kelvin .

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The temperature in outer space is 2.73 Kelvin (-270.42 Celsius, -454.75 Fahrenheit). This is actually the temperature of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, which is spread throughout the entire universe.

    Add - space is not a 100% vacuum. Physical particles can absorb and release energy. Cosmic radiation is also not exactly the same everywhere.

    • Morningfox
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Cosmic radiation is higher the closer you get to stars. It's high inside galaxies.  The 2.73K of the CMBR is the temperature BETWEEN galaxies.

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