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Microsoft runs several labs around the world that specialize in the fabrication of quantum devices. Cryogenics are used to keep certain quantum components 200 times colder than the farthest reaches of outer space.

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Microsoft runs several labs around the world that specialize in the fabrication of quantum devices. Cryogenics are used to keep certain quantum components 200 times colder than the farthest reaches of outer space.

Outer space

-270.45C (-454.81F). (Space is not absolute zero because of uniform background radiation from the Big Bang.)

Dark side of the moon

The sunless lunar surface gets down to -170C (-338F).

Coldest day recorded on Earth

-89.2C (-128.6F) July 21, 1983 at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica.

Hottest day recorded on Earth

57C (134F) July 10, 1913 at Furnace Creek, California.

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