It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot

HottestTemperature.jpgBy Ilana Spath — 02/15/10
We are back to the beginning. Scientists have just created the hottest temperature ever. And that is hot enough to break matter into the kind of soup which existed before the universe was created. Experts at the U.S. Department of Energy in New York City used a giant atom smasher to knock down gold ions in order to produce explosions that registered a temperature of 4-trillion degrees Celsius. Physicists hope these findings will help them understand better how and why the universe was formed.