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Some weird facts about absolute zero. Here’s one that really surprised me:

What is the coldest place in the solar system?

The lowest temperature ever measured in the solar system was on the Moon. Last year, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter measured temperatures as low as −240°C in permanently shadowed craters near the lunar south pole. That’s around 10 degrees colder than temperatures measured on Pluto so far. Brrrrrrrrr.

Poor Pluto. It always gets picked on. First it doesn’t get to be a real planet anymore, and now it’s not even the coldest place in the solar system. I half expect it to wander off to some remote nebula to pout for a few thousand years.

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