# What is the coldest place in the universe?

##### 1 Answer
May 31, 2016

The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place we have found.

#### Explanation:

Apart from experiments in which we have artificially generated temperatures a tiny fraction above $0 K$, (which would make the coldest place in the universe somewhere in Helsinki), the answer is probably the Boomerang Nebula, located about $5000$ light years away in the constellation of Centaurus.

The rapidly expanding gas around the star system has caused the temperature to drop from the more normal background temperature of $2.7 K$ or so to about the $1 K$ mark.