China's 'artificial sun' reaches 100 million degrees Celsius marking milestone for nuclear fusion
Chinese nuclear scientists have reached an important milestone in the global quest to harness energy from nuclear fusion, a process that occurs naturally in the sun.
The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) — dubbed the 'artificial sun' — reached a whopping 100 million degrees Celsius, temperature required to maintain a fusion reaction that produces more power than it takes to run.
To put that in perspective, the temperature at the core of the sun is said to be around 15 million degrees Celsius, making the plasma in China's 'artificial sun' more than six times hotter than the original.
The news comes after China shocked the science community last month with plans to launch an 'artificial moon' bright enough to replace city streetlights by 2020.
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