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The degree Celsius (or simply °C) is a unit of temperature named after Earth astronomer Anders Celsius.

The Celsius temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water is 0 °C, and the boiling point is 100 °C at one Earth atm, which results in the zero point of the temperature unit Kelvin (or "absolute zero") being at −273.15 °C.

The replicators aboard a Federation starship like the USS Enterprise-D are calibrated to the Celsius system. (TNG: "The Vengeance Factor", "The Defector")

Comparative list of temperatures

The following list contains specific Celsius readings that indicate specific temperatures of a body or a region:

In reality, −291 °Celsius is about twenty degrees below absolute zero (0 Kelvin), which is a theoretical impossibility based on current 21st century physics.
This temperature is completely unreasonable for normal Human tolerances. This fact is reinforced by Jake Sisko's statement, when he wondered how the Bajoran laborers on Terok Nor could survive working in conditions reaching 55 °C This was probably the same mistake made with the temperature of Theta VII. 76 °Fahrenheit is a tad on the warm side, but certainly comfortable for Humans.

Variations in temperature

Although not explicitly stated in terms of "degrees of what", the following temperature references are most likely made in Celsius.

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