As covered in the previous Journal, the Kelvin temperature scale starts at absolute zero (-273.13 C, or – 459.67 F) and has only degrees above zero. 

While the Kelvin scale was created to measure heat, it is also used as a reference system to measure the color of light. As an object like steel is heated, it changes color and the Kelvin temperature is used to measure the color of light from the glowing steel.