March 9, 2017
Nasa is about to create the coldest place in the universe.
The space agency will fly a cool box-sized chest up to the International Space Station, in which will be created a place 100 times cooler than the depths of space.
In the box, a range of technologies will be used to cancel out the energy of the gas particles inside. By using lasers, a vacuum chamber and an electromagnetic “knife”, the particles will be slowed down until they are barely moving at all.
Once finished, the gas atoms inside the box will be just a billionth of a degree above absolute zero. At that state, all the usual rules of physics fall away and quantum physics takes over.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:13 am