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What is the temperature in outer space?

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What is the temperature in outer space?
Technically speaking, empty space cannot have a temperature. However, a physical object in space will have a temperature, depending upon what the object is made of and how close it is to heat sources (like the Sun). An object that is, say, the same distance from the Sun as our Earth will have a temperature of about 7 degrees Celsius. If it is shielded from the Sun, it will be cooler. An astronaut, would probably run a little warmer than 7 degrees Celsius, because he or she is generating internal energy as well. Obviously, these things are taken into consideration when designing spacecraft and spacesuits.

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