China’s ‘Artificial Sun’ Reportedly Set To Be Completed This Year

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China is on course to finish building an “artificial sun” before the end of the year, local media reports.

The incredible structure will be capable of reaching 100 million degrees Celsius (212 million degrees Fahrenheit) – six times hotter than the center of our sun.

Scientists hope that the “artificial sun” will help harness the power of nuclear fusion.

This would bring humanity a step closer to creating “unlimited clean energy” by mimicking reactions that naturally occur inside the sun proper.

Read more at NY POST.

{Matzav.com}

11 COMMENTS

  1. If they are trying to playing G-d it wouldn’t work. Those who reside close by will be burned and for those who live too far, it wouldn’t help much. There’s good reason why Hashem made 4 seasons. If anything is good for “clean energy” it would be the cold temperature or more trees.

  2. The incredible structure will be capable of reaching 100 million degrees Celsius (212 million degrees Fahrenheit) – six times hotter than the center of our sun.

    How is it possible to create something causing such an enormous amount of heat without causing artificial global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps?

    Where is this heat being absorbed if not in the general environment atmosphere of Planet Earth?

    Just asking.

  3. Looks like China’s attempt at a Tokomac fusion reactor. It was originally conceptualized in the 1950s by Igor Tamm and Andrei Sakharov, and dozens have been built and operated around the world. It is the current leading design for obtaining controlled nuclear fusion, but that dream has eluded scientists since the beginning.

    I doubt the Chinese will be successful in their pursuit either.

    Just Google “tokomak” for a nice article on the subject.

  4. # Anonymous March 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    Just wanted to explain:
    From a technical (and practical) perspective, there is a difference between ‘heat’ and ‘temperature’. ‘Temp’ is a measure of degrees (C or F, as you wish), whereas ‘heat’ is a quantitative measure of how much energy there is, meaning, how much of the hot stuff is there.

    In simple terms, you could have a tiny spot that reaches incredible temperatures, yet, being so small, hardly releases much heat. A good example is the tiny burning particle from a sparkler – it can reach about 3000 deg F (about 1/3 of the surface of the sun), but being so small, contains a tiny amount of heat. (Or, on the flip-side, an ice-berg can contain a massive amount of heat due to its size, yet be a very low temperature.)

    So yes, you can make a device which reaches super hot temperatures, but by virtue of being small, has no direct impact on the environment a few meters away from it.

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