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  • Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin.

  • Down here in the circuit boards, things can get pretty toasty, especially when my Animator

  • keeps watching videos of people eating 3,000 dollar hot dogs!

  • Come on, man!

  • You know that uses a lot of processing power!

  • Ooh! Thank you! Appreciate it!

  • It does get pretty hot in there, but that's just in the digital world.

  • How hot can it actually get out there in your world?

  • According to NASA,

  • the average temperature around the globe back in 2013 was about 14.6 degrees Celsius,

  • continuing the general trend of climate change and rising global temperatures since 1880.

  • In that time frame, the 10 warmest years on the planet have actually happened in the last

  • 20 or so years, so things definitely seem to be heating up.

  • But that's just the average temperature.

  • We've seen a bunch of hot days on the Earth, but on June 26th, 2018,

  • the town of Quriyat, Oman saw one of the hottest nights ever recorded in history.

  • The day was pretty intense, reaching temperatures of nearly 50 degrees Celsius,

  • but the night offered no respite from the heat,

  • falling to a low of only about 42.6 degrees Celsius.

  • Things can get toasty on Earth, but there are much hotter planets in your solar system.

  • Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun,

  • can heat up to temperatures of over 425 degrees Celsius during the day.

  • That's hot enough to melt zinc and lead!

  • Interestingly enough, the nights there are just the opposite,

  • cooling down to temperatures below -170 degrees Celsius.

  • Water starts to freeze at 0 degrees Celsius, so that's pretty darn cold!

  • Those temperature differences may seem a little extreme,

  • but hot days and cold nights are actually pretty common inside many of the deserts on Earth,

  • on a much smaller scale of course.

  • Now, Mercury may have some pretty hot days,

  • but it isn't even the hottest planet in your solar system.

  • Venus, the second planet from the sun, has a thick atmosphere that helps keep it at an

  • average temperature of around 462 degrees Celsius.

  • Its high surface temperatures are so hot that they quickly

  • overheat the electronics of any spacecrafts that are sent there.

  • But if you want to see some really hot temperatures,

  • you can find them inside the Sun that you see in the sky every day.

  • On Earth, the Sun might just give you a nasty sunburn,

  • but at the core of the Sun, temperatures can reach higher than 15 million degrees Celsius.

  • And don't worry, I do have a lot of sunscreen on right now,

  • you just can't see it because of my body.

  • Hot days on earth can cause wildfires, heat stroke in humans,

  • and many other dangerous things!

  • Make sure you stay hydrated and please don't launch yourself into the sun!

  • I don't know how you would, but just don't do it.

  • So how hot does it get where you live?

  • Let me know in the comment section below!

  • We mentioned how hot Venus was in this video,

  • but did you know that we could potentially live there?

  • About 50 kilometers above Venus' surface, there is an airspace with similar gravity, pressure,

  • and solar radiation protection to what we have here on Earth.

  • The temperature ranges from about 30 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius,

  • creating a fairly livable atmosphere.

  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin.

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How Hot Could It Actually Get?

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    Vivian Chen posted on 2018/09/12
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