Which feels colder, exosphere, thermosphere or mesosphere?

Asked February 24, 2016, 5:07 AM EST

I know the coldest temperatures on Earth are found in the mesosphere. I also understand the highest temperatures are in the thermosphere. However, I've learned that it is the friction of the elements/molecules that create heat. Since their are very few ele/mol in the thermosphere I understand how it can feel cold. Does this mean that the exosphere, thermosphere and mesosphere would all feel equally cold - on the skin? - in the body? Would the thermosphere cook us like a microwave?

Dauphin County Pennsylvania science meteorology atmospheric science

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