I know, it sounds like a bad science fiction movie adapted from something Jules Verne never wrote.
If Al Gore’s knowledge of Global Warming is as outrageous as his grasp on geology then why on “earth” is anyone even bothering to listen to him.
“...It is approximately 4000°C at the centre of the Earth. To put this in context:
The centre of the Sun is approximately 15 million°C
The surface of the Sun is 5500°C
Iron melts at 1535°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
Water boils at 100°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
Human skin is comfortable with temperatures up to about 60°C
The highest temperature recorded on the Earth’s surface is 58°C (Libya 1922)
It is not possible to directly measure the temperature at the centre of the Earth and four thousand degrees is nothing more than our most well-established piece of guesswork to date. Most modern calculations rely on the fact that we believe the inner core to be made up of iron and nickel that is just about at melting point. It is under a lot of pressure, which prevents it from melting, even at such high temperatures. There is also a lot of evidence regarding how the outer core of the Earth convects and that helps to establish the temperature. However, recently British scientists have suggested that the temperature of the Earth’s core may in fact be as high as the surface of the Sun, so the question is still open.”
It has been a few years since The Pink Flamingo barely managed to pass her single course in astronomy, but I do remember that there are various star temperatures, and that planets cannot be hotter than stars. Stars are graded by: O, B, A, F, G, K, M – or “oh be a find guy kiss me”. It deals with their spectra and temperature. O is the brightest and M is the dimmest.
An “O” star is the hottest – a Blue Star. 10 Lacertra is a Blue star.
The approximate surface temperature is over 25,000 K. Our star, which we call the “sun” is a class “G” star, which is considered white to yellow. The temperature ranges from 5,000 – 6,000 K.
“…The conditions that are expected to be produced at NIF when it achieves ignition are extraordinarily well matched to the conditions that exist in stars in different phases of their evolution. The temperature and density, 100 million Kelvin (180 million degrees Fahrenheit) and 1,000 grams per cubic centimeter, are definitely in the stellar range, and the neutron density…”