IRAP, now the coolest spot of Toulouse

Big day at IRAP, the Cryostat is now fully integrated and cooling down. This high precision technology equipment will eventually reach temperatures very close to the absolute zero (less than 50 mK !). Hence IRAP will host the coolest spot of Toulouse. This is a great achievement for the Athena X-IFU team and soon the tests will start.   [caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="350"] A view of the cryostat from inside[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_913" align="aligncenter" width="350"] CNES and IRAP teams discovering the Dewar[/caption]