19 .Temperature

Temperature is one of the seven SI base quantities. Physicists measure temperature on the Kelvin scale, which is marked in units called kelvins. Although the temperature of a body apparently has no upper limit, it does have a lower limit; this limiting low temperature is taken as the zero of the Kelvin temperature scale. Room temperature is about 290 kelvins, or 290 K as we write it, above this absolute zero. 

When the universe began 13.7 billion years ago, its temperature was about 1039 K. As the universe expanded it cooled, and it has now reached an average temperature of about 3 K. We on Earth are a little warmer than that because we happen to live near a star. Without our Sun, we too would be at 3 K (or, rather, we could not exist).