Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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The Planck Temperature

The Straight Dope on the Planck temperature. Money shot:

At 10^10 K electrons approach the speed of light, but they also become more massive, so their temperature can continue to rise. At 10^32 K such staggering densities obtain that greater temperature would cause each particle of matter to become its own black hole, and the usual understanding of space and time would collapse.
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