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Topic: Moving Mars comes one step closer - sub-absolute zero achieved

From: John Takao Collier
Location: Winfield IL
Date: 01/04/2013

Mr. Bear:

One of the plot points in "Moving Mars" was that absolute zero was achieved, which allowed all the fantastic stuff to occur. I just read that sub-absolute zero temperatures were actually produced...

http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146

I expect Phobos to be delivered into Earth orbit in the morning. :) Thanks.

Re: Moving Mars comes one step closer - sub-absolute zero achieved

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/03/2013

They're getting closer, aren't they?

Re: Moving Mars comes one step closer - sub-absolute zero achieved

From: Pear_Lover
Location:
Date: 03/30/2013

Umm, well seems cool, but my trusty bullshit detector is saying 'until we see some techno-industrial application, it don't matter a whit'.

Re: Moving Mars comes one step closer - sub-absolute zero achieved

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/10/2013

True enough. But theoretical physics is cool all by itself--no pun intended!

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