China will soon begin operating its artificial sun — a device that is meant to replicate nuclear fusion, the same reaction that powers the Sun.
Due to be built by the end of 2019, Chinese researchers now say it will be operational in 2020 If everything goes according to plan, this could ultimately make nuclear fusion a feasable energy option on Earth.
By harnessing the power produced through nuclear fusion they could tap almost limitless clean energy. Something that is very much needed right now on Earth. Right now China’s device called the HL-2M Tokamak may be the answer to scientist nuclear fusion questions.
At the very least, it will provide an indication as to how to overcome the plasma issue. The project has been on for about 15 years now.
It is stated that the new device would be over 200 million degrees. That’s about 13 times hotter than the Sun.
Six Important Things You Need to Know About the China Artificial Sun
The China sun is capable of powering our entire planet. Below are the six things you must know about this project that would revolutionize the way we live;
1. The “artificial sun” was first announced by Chinese researchers last year November, but the project has just hit an important milestone.
2. The incredible structure will be capable of reaching 200million degrees Celcius – 13 times hotter than the centre of our Sun.
3. It’s a major project involving scientists from 35 countries that aims to “new energy” sources using nuclear fusion.
4. 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.
5. This Artificial Sun is capable of powering all of man’s machines and technology. It is going to give man an edge over power problems.
6. This Artificial Sun might also destroy most of mankind. It’s 13 times hotter than the sun, and the kind of atomic energy it will possess can destroy most part of the world if not properly handled.