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NASA is launching a box of lasers to make the coldest spot in the universe

May 21, 2018 12:15 PM
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The Cold Atom Lab (CAL) will create a spot aboard the International Space Station 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space. (NASA/iGoal Animation)

With an experiment launching to the International Space Station Monday (May 21), scientists will be able to create a temperature that's 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space to focus in on atoms' weird quantum behavior.

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