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Saturday, May 17, 2008

What is the Coldest Place In The Universe?


The Boomerang Nebula is a cosmic refrigerator with a mind-numbing temperature of -272°C (-521.6°F). Pack your thermals - it's officially the coldest place in the universe! The freezing cold spot is made from a dust and gas cloud thrown off by a dying star, which astronomers call a "white dwarf". It's so cold because the center of the Nebula is forced to expand further and faster, as the dying planet sheds more and more cosmic junk. Deep space decay, however, also leads to cosmic regeneration. The dust and gas thrown out at the center of the nebula will eventually collect and merge to form new planets and solar systems like our own.

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