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The coldest spot in the universe

Postby szh » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:10 pm

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sc ... _coldspot/

Very, very interesting experiment! Down to within a few pico-Kelvin's of Absolute Zero ...

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Re: The coldest spot in the universe

Postby Rogue One » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:52 pm

Must. Resist. Temptation. :ohno:

Frigid temps? Why, I'm certain there are lots of men right here on Terra Firma that have experienced frigidity! :naughty:

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Re: The coldest spot in the universe

Postby szh » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:37 am

:rotfl :rotfl

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Re: The coldest spot in the universe

Postby Hijacker » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:18 am

We've been covering ideal gas law and the laws of thermodynamics in physics the past few weeks, so the timing on this article seems serendipitous. Good read though. I really do hope they manage to get below 3*K just for the sheer joy of having done it.

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Re: The coldest spot in the universe

Postby szh » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:20 am

Hijacker wrote:We've been covering ideal gas law and the laws of thermodynamics in physics the past few weeks, so the timing on this article seems serendipitous. Good read though. I really do hope they manage to get below 3*K just for the sheer joy of having done it.
3*K is easy! That has been done for many decades now ...

It is the pico-Kelvin degrees near Absolute Zero that is absolutely fascinating in this article. If they get that close to Absolute Zero, then matter starts behaving very strangely indeed and it would be interesting to see what is the outcome of the experiment.

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