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Chinese University Creates ‘Artificial Sun’ That’s 6 Times Hotter Than Our Own

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Nearly a month after revealing plans to launch an “artificial moon” just above Chengdu, China, a university just announced that they have created an “artificial sun” that is believed to be six times as powerful as Earth’s own sun.

Hefei Institute of Physical Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences officially announced on Tuesday that they have managed to reach a scorching level of 180 million degrees Fahrenheit (100 million degrees Celsius) for its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor.

Extreme Heat Lowers Test Scores of College-Bound Students in China

High temperatures affected the test scores of students taking the gaokao, China’s National College Entrance Examination, according to a working paper published this month.

Using data between 2005 and 2011, Chinese and American researchers examined the effect that the average daily temperature may have on the students’ gaokao scores, pairing over 14 million test results with meteorological data specific to the students’ locations on the days they took the exam.