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The degree Fahrenheit (or simply °F) is a thermometric scale named after Earth physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit.

The Fahrenheit temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water is 32° and the boiling point is 212° at 1 Earth atm.

Sensors aboard 23rd century Federation starships could be calibrated to read in degrees Fahrenheit. However, like the mile, this antiquated means of measurement was used only on rare occasions. (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Comparative list of temperatures

  • While scanning the surface of a planet, Spock's sensor readings discovered a Human being, later determined to be named Lazarus, with a body temperature 98.5 °Fahrenheit. (TOS: "The Alternative Factor")

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