June 11, 2020

Scientists in ISS created the fifth state of matter

Credit: NASA

The Gist

NASA astronauts managed to create the fifth state of matter in the International Space Station (ISS).

The List

  • The fifth state of matter is the Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) where some atoms of the matters are cooled down to near absolute zero.
  • Those particles then exhibit quantum properties and behave as both waves and matter.
  • This experiment has been done in space as it is difficult to cool down the particles on Earth due to gravitation.

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