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For The First Time, Scientists Have Performed Atom Interferometry in Space – ScienceAlert

To make some of the most precise measurements we can of the world around us, scientists tend to go small – right down to the atomic scale, using a technique called…

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To make some of the most precise measurements we can of the world around us, scientists tend to go small – right down to the atomic scale, using a technique called atom interferometry.
Now, for the first time, scientists have performed this kind of measurement in space, using a sounding rocket specially designed to carry science payloads into low-Earth space.
It’s a significant step towards being able to perform matter-wave interferometry in space, for science applications that range from fundamental…

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