Monday, December 9, 2013

Robot Explorer Cold Temperature Log 12

Car dug out of snow but no place to go
On Moon Titan, temperatures can reach -278 degrees Fahrenheit. Is is possible to find a place
Walls of snow on planet Earth
on Earth which is very cold to test components inside the Titan Moon Robot Explorer?

Not as cold but very cold is the Antarctica region, which during July of 2013 reached a very cold temperature of -135.3 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a NASA satellite.

A pot of dry ice is -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit and a flask of liquid nitrogen can reach -346 to -320 degrees Fahrenheit. So it seems we don't actually need to go to the Earth's polar region to test the Titan Moon Robot. The testing can occur in the lab in a bed of liquid nitrogen with an environment warmed to -278 degrees Fahrenheit.

What about snow? Although it snows in many places on Earth, snow is around freezing temperatures of +32 degrees Fahrenheit and is too warm for testing the Titan Moon Explorer Robot.

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