Facilities such as EAST are  called  “artificial sun” because they mimic the nuclear fusion reaction that powers the Sun. Photo: Xinhua
Facilities such as EAST are called “artificial sun” because they mimic the nuclear fusion reaction that powers the Sun. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ‘artificial sun’ hits new high in clean energy boost

  • Research facility in Anhui ran at 70 million degrees Celsius for more than 17 minutes, state media reports
  • The achievement ‘lays a solid scientific and experimental foundation towards the running of a fusion reactor’, scientist in charge says

Topic |   China science
Facilities such as EAST are  called  “artificial sun” because they mimic the nuclear fusion reaction that powers the Sun. Photo: Xinhua
Facilities such as EAST are called “artificial sun” because they mimic the nuclear fusion reaction that powers the Sun. Photo: Xinhua
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