China’s ‘artificial sun’ burns for 7 minutes

China’s ‘artificial sun’ has reportedly broken all records as it managed to generate extremely hot plasma for seven minutes on the night of April 12. The artificial sun project is based on nuclear fusion

An artificial sun called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei has been able to generate and sustain plasma for 403 seconds. CGTN also reported that it has now surpassed its own record of 101 seconds set in 2017.

Named the HL2M tokamak, this Chinese sun can produce heat of up to 150 million degrees Celsius.

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