Scientists to Create Coldest Spot in Universe
How cool is that? NASA researchers are hoping their new Cold Atom Laboratory aboard the International Space Station will freeze gases down to a record -459.669 degrees Fahrenheit — colder than the vacuum of space (-455 degrees) and approaching absolute zero (-459.67). Launched yesterday, the lab will study atomic clouds called Bose-Einstein condensates, which were proven to exist in 1995 but are difficult to study within Earth’s gravity. CAL’s potentially groundbreaking quantum physics experiments will be conducted remotely by scientists on Earth for at least three years.