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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.
3rd Aug '16 12:30:42 AM shadowmanwkp
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** In fact, as this troper has seen with her own eyes, the water in vacuum (or at least, severely reduced pressure) does simultaneously boil and freeze. Boiling takes energy (phase-change energy), and it is enough to freeze the rest of the water (we have made a really nice icicle in a big vacuum chamber, sorry, no foto).

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** In fact, as this troper has seen with her own eyes, the water in vacuum (or at least, severely reduced pressure) does simultaneously boil and freeze. Boiling takes energy (phase-change energy), and it is enough to freeze the rest of the water (we have made a really nice icicle in a big vacuum chamber, sorry, no foto).water.
14th Jul '16 5:52:02 PM foxley
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* Averted in "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans". A bottle of Bajoran springwine is used in the christening ceremony for the USS ''Bajor'', and flash-boils after breaking against the hull.
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* Averted in "Fanfic/ShakedownShenanigans". A bottle of Bajoran springwine is used in the christening ceremony for the USS ''Bajor'', and flash-boils after breaking against the hull.
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9th Jun '16 9:02:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''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 ''ChanurSaga'', ''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.
8th Jun '16 12:06:10 PM Scorpion451
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* At the orbit of Venus, you'd burn to death. Don't even think about it because the Sun will(!) fry you fairly quickly. [[note]]Not instantaneously, mind you. Even at the orbit of Mercury it'd be like standing next to an open blast furnace. Not advisable by any means, but survivable for very brief periods.[[/note]]

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* At Inside the orbit of Venus, you'd burn bake to death. Don't even think about it because the Sun will(!) fry you death fairly quickly. [[note]]Not quickly- but still not instantaneously, mind you. Even at Mercury's closest solar approach, equatorial surface temperatures top out around 700°K (~800°F)- this is only a third the orbit temperature of Mercury your typical charcoal fire. Like putting your hand on a grill, it'd be like standing next to an open blast furnace. Not advisable by any means, harmful but survivable for very brief periods.[[/note]]exposures.



* At the orbit of Mars, you'd freeze, but rather slowly.

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 more or less kick on when their engines aren't burning. That's why everything was cold in Apollo 13.

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* At the orbit of Mars, Mars or beyond, you'd freeze, but rather slowly.

slowly. Even in the outer solar system, you'd be slightly more concerned about running out of air or contracting the bends than freezing to death.

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 more or less kick on when their engines electronics aren't burning. running or they pass into the shadow of a world. That's why everything was cold in Apollo 13.
13- all the 60's era electronics that doubled as space heaters were turned off to save power.
8th Jun '16 11:17:51 AM Scorpion451
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* At the orbit of Venus, you'd burn to death. Don't even think about it because the Sun will(!) fry you.

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* At the orbit of Venus, you'd burn to death. Don't even think about it because the Sun will(!) fry you.you fairly quickly. [[note]]Not instantaneously, mind you. Even at the orbit of Mercury it'd be like standing next to an open blast furnace. Not advisable by any means, but survivable for very brief periods.[[/note]]
4th May '16 6:12:32 PM Vir
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* In the ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' TV episode "Blast from the Past", one of Sniffles' failed attempts to make sure Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy don't get maimed on a playground leads to him oiling up a seesaw. When Lumpy presses down on his end, Cuddles gets sent flying into space and instantly freezes, where he's then [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]] by a passing satellite.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' TV episode "Blast from the Past", one of Sniffles' failed attempts to use his time machine to make sure Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy don't get maimed on a playground leads to involves him oiling up a seesaw. When Lumpy presses down on his end, Cuddles gets sent flying into space and instantly freezes, where he's then [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]] by a passing satellite.
4th May '16 6:11:24 PM Vir
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* ''{{Starbound}}'' plays it straight as well, your character freezes quite fast on moons and in asteroid fields unless wearing something warm like snow infantry armor or aegisalt armors and above, that or just simply start a campfire.

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* ''{{Starbound}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' plays it straight as well, your character freezes quite fast on moons and in asteroid fields unless wearing something warm like snow infantry armor or aegisalt armors and above, that or just simply start a campfire.


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* In the ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' TV episode "Blast from the Past", one of Sniffles' failed attempts to make sure Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy don't get maimed on a playground leads to him oiling up a seesaw. When Lumpy presses down on his end, Cuddles gets sent flying into space and instantly freezes, where he's then [[LiterallyShatteredLives shattered]] by a passing satellite.
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12th Apr '16 1:08:54 PM ewap
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** In fact, as this troper has seen with her own eyes, the water in vacuum (or at least, severely reduced pressure) does simultaneously boil and freeze. Boiling takes energy (phase-change energy), and it is enough to freeze the rest of the water (we have made a really nice popsicle in a big vacuum chamber, sorry, no foto).

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** In fact, as this troper has seen with her own eyes, the water in vacuum (or at least, severely reduced pressure) does simultaneously boil and freeze. Boiling takes energy (phase-change energy), and it is enough to freeze the rest of the water (we have made a really nice popsicle icicle in a big vacuum chamber, sorry, no foto).
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