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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.