February 14, 2016
A nuclear reactor in China has created plasma at a temperature of 50 million Kelvins (49.999 million degrees Celsius or 90 million Fahrenheit) for 102 seconds.
The temperature is thought to be three times hotter than the core of the sun or “roughly the same as a mid-sized thermo-nuclear explosion,” according to the South China Morning Post.
The experiment was done in a machine called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST).
It happened last week at the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Jiangsu province.
This article was posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:43 am