Scientists have made Bose-Einstein condensates in space for the first time

Scientists have made Bose-Einstein condensates in space for the first time

MIT Technology Review·2020-08-14 13:14

On board the International Space Station since May 2018 is a mini-fridge-size facility called the Cold Atom Lab (CAL), capable of chilling atoms in a vacuum down to temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero. It is, for all intents and purposes, one of the coldest spots in the known universe. And according to a new study published in Nature, scientists have just used it to create a rare state of matter for the first time ever in space.

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