China develops artificial Sun, and it is hotter than our ‘real Sun’

A few days back, a team of scientists at the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC), China, developed an artificial moon that will soon replace streetlights in the country. Now, researchers at China’s Hefei Institutes of Physical Sciences have apparently developed an Earth-based Sun simulator capable of producing a temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius. It should be noted that the core of our real Sun is just 15 million degrees Celsius hot. Experts believe that the newly developed China’s artificial sun will soon emerge as a cheap and clean source of energy using nuclear fusion. As per experts, 100 million degrees Celsius is touted to be the minimum temperature required to trigger self-sustaining nuclear fusion on Earth. Interestingly, an artificial Sun is the name given to nuclear fusion experiments, and it is not similar to the artificial moon that China is planning to send up to space soon. Nuclear fusion experiments are trying to replicate the energy generating process in the Sun, and to achieve this goal, researchers in China had set up the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion reactor in 2006.

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