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3rd Jan '17 8:55:48 AM ChronoLegion
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* Surprisingly averted in ''[[Literature/LineOfDelirium Emperors of Illusions]]'', where two characters bail out of a doomed ship in PoweredArmor not really meant for long-term vacuum exposure. One of the characters is wondering what will kill them first: the lack of oxygen or them boiling in their own armor (i.e. due to the heat build-up and few ways of shedding it). They get rescued by a DeusExMachina before this happens, though.
29th Dec '16 10:33:18 PM Xtifr
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* Nicely addressed and averted in Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'', in which a character is able to wear a thin, non-insulating suit to walk on a no-atmosphere planet and begins to feel uncomfortably cold in the suit only after he's entered a facility with a pressurized atmosphere.

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* Nicely addressed and averted in Creator/CharlesStross's ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'', ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'', in which a character is able to wear a thin, non-insulating suit to walk on a no-atmosphere planet and begins to feel uncomfortably cold in the suit only after he's entered a facility with a pressurized atmosphere.
28th Dec '16 11:20:11 PM Xtifr
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* Nicely addressed and averted in Creator/CharlesStross's [[TheLaundrySeries Atrocity Archives]], in which a character is able to wear a thin, non-insulating suit to walk on a no-atmosphere planet and begins to feel uncomfortably cold in the suit only after he's entered a facility with a pressurized atmosphere.

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* Nicely addressed and averted in Creator/CharlesStross's [[TheLaundrySeries Atrocity Archives]], ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'', in which a character is able to wear a thin, non-insulating suit to walk on a no-atmosphere planet and begins to feel uncomfortably cold in the suit only after he's entered a facility with a pressurized atmosphere.
17th Dec '16 2:09:15 PM Sonofstranger
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* As is the case with most of the rest of the game, VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram accurately portrays the non-temperature of space. A vessel that is heated too much in the atmosphere before going into space will retain its temperature, and you will have to use electric charge and radiator panels to get rid of excess heat generated by machinery, electronics, or friction while in space. Trying to operate the temperature or pressure scan experiments while in space will result in the game reminding you that, as there is nothing to take the temperature of, the device will read nothing. That'll give the boys in R&D something to think about.
1st Dec '16 7:52:59 PM hullflyer
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As for spaceships becoming incredibly cold when left without power, the real trouble with spaceships is getting ''rid'' of all the heat they produce, so that the engines don't cook the crew to death. Indeed, spaceships are designed to radiate heat as much as possible, and have heaters that kick on when their electronics aren't running or they pass into the shadow of a world. That's why everything was cold in Apollo 13- all the 60's era electronics that doubled as space heaters were turned off to save power.

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As for spaceships becoming incredibly cold when left without power, the real trouble with spaceships is getting ''rid'' of all the heat they produce, so that the engines don't cook the crew to death. Indeed, spaceships are designed to radiate heat as much as possible, and have heaters that kick on when their electronics aren't running or they pass into the shadow of a world. That's why everything was cold in Apollo 13- all the 60's era electronics that doubled as space heaters were turned off to save power.
power[[note]]Generating heat is much easier than generating cold, which is why spaceships are designed to be slightly in the negative in their heat generation without the heaters running to compensate[[/note]].
5th Oct '16 4:27:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{EVE Online}}'' you leave a frozen corpse when your pod is destroyed. However, said pod which was filled with a goo that made from ''[[{{Squick}} dead human cells]]'', which probably boiled over when it hit the vacuum. And this isn't what kills you, it's [[AllThereInTheManual the neurotoxin and burning brain scanner activated on pod breach]], which is used to put [[DeathIsCheap your mind in a new cloned body]].

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* In ''{{EVE Online}}'' ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' you leave a frozen corpse when your pod is destroyed. However, said pod which was filled with a goo that made from ''[[{{Squick}} dead human cells]]'', which probably boiled over when it hit the vacuum. And this isn't what kills you, it's [[AllThereInTheManual the neurotoxin and burning brain scanner activated on pod breach]], which is used to put [[DeathIsCheap your mind in a new cloned body]].
27th Sep '16 9:04:09 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/ChanurSaga'', it is mentioned that the cargo hold is really cold because they only turn the heating on when they're actually working inside. This might be accurate, though, as the amount of time they spend between stations is indeterminate due to time dilation.

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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/ChanurSaga'', ''Literature/ChanurNovels'', it is mentioned that the cargo hold is really cold because they only turn the heating on when they're actually working inside. This might be accurate, though, as the amount of time they spend between stations is indeterminate due to time dilation.
6th Sep '16 3:02:18 PM HazelMcCallister
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** The novel [[Literature/RedDwarf Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers]] also plays it straight. When a disgusted Lister has the ship's emergency backup milk supply (consisting of dog milk) dumped into space, it instantly freezes into a dog-milk asteroid.
23rd Aug '16 4:30:03 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' the ManipulativeBastard of the book ends up trapped in an escape capsule in space and contemplates whether he'll asphyxiate or die of hypothermia when the electricity, and therefore heat, run out. Possibly TruthInTelevision (Literature?) given that it's not stated how long the air supply in the capsule is good for and it likely would get quite cold within a few days of the heaters shutting off, if that long.

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* In ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' the ManipulativeBastard of the book ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'', [[ManipulativeBastard Peter Bonifacio]] ends up trapped in an escape capsule in space and contemplates whether he'll asphyxiate or die of hypothermia when the electricity, and therefore heat, run out. Possibly TruthInTelevision (Literature?) given that it's not stated how long the air supply in the capsule is good for and it likely would get quite cold within a few days of the heaters shutting off, if that long.
21st Aug '16 12:35:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''EclipsePhase'', biomorphs without vacuum sealing can spend one minute in space as long as they keep their lungs empty and their eyes shut. While the game makes it clear that ExplosiveDecompression and boiling organs are fantasies of the [[EarthThatWas pre-Fall]] media, characters do still take 10 points of cold damage per minute the second they enter space without thermal protection. This is especially jarring considering that Eclipse Phase constantly prides itself at being one of the most "hard sci-fi" games out there (except when it comes to alien or post-singularity phenomena, but then it's just Clarke's Third Law at work)

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* In ''EclipsePhase'', ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', biomorphs without vacuum sealing can spend one minute in space as long as they keep their lungs empty and their eyes shut. While the game makes it clear that ExplosiveDecompression and boiling organs are fantasies of the [[EarthThatWas pre-Fall]] media, characters do still take 10 points of cold damage per minute the second they enter space without thermal protection. This is especially jarring considering that Eclipse Phase constantly prides itself at being one of the most "hard sci-fi" games out there (except when it comes to alien or post-singularity phenomena, but then it's just Clarke's Third Law at work)



* Averted in both {{GURPS}} in general and TranshumanSpace in particular. The books go out of the way to remind that space ''itself'' is neither hot nor cold.

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* Averted in both {{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' in general and TranshumanSpace in particular. The books go out of the way to remind that space ''itself'' is neither hot nor cold.
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