I'm trying to figure out why things happen to objects placed in environments near absolute zero. so let's take an ice cube. In a freezer it will remain stable, I'm guessing because the atoms that make up the ice cube will bounce off atoms in the air that are roughly similar in energy to the atoms that make up the cub. when two atoms collide energies average, the colder one will become warmer and the warmer one will become colder. now, let's put that same ice cub in outer space. it will undergo an enormous change. i'm guessing it is because there are no atoms for the ice cub to bounce off of and with no other atoms to keep it at a high energy and since objects seek their lowest energy state the ice cube will quickly seek it's lowest energy state and rapidly condense. let me know if this portrayal is accurate.