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The Coldest Spot in the Universe Will Be Used to Study Quantum Phenomenon

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments

NASA's Physical Science Research Program will conduct physics research using the agency's new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.  NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) will provide an opportunity to study ultra-cold quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the space station — a frontier in scientific research that is expected to reveal interesting and novel quantum phenomena. This environment makes it possible to conduct research in a way unachievable on Earth because atoms can be observed over a longer period, mixtures of different atoms can be studied free of the effects of gravity, where cold atoms can be trapped more easily by magnetic fields. READ MORE…

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