ISS to Simulate Coldest Place in Universe in 2017

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The International Space Station, or ISS, plans to conduct an experiment on cold atoms by simulating the coldest part of the universe, said Eduard Son, deputy director for scientific work at the Joint Institute of High Temperatures of Russian Academy of Sciences.

“One area we are trying to research is cold atoms on the ISS,” Son said. “The field is very promising because it is possible to recreate the coldest place in the universe.”

These experiments, he adds, are carried out in cooperation with the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, or TsNIImash, and NASA.

“In August 2017, a cold atom laboratory is expected to be in use for the first time,” said Son.