South Korea’s Artificial Sun Achieved Higher Temperature Than Actual Sun

South Korea gets success in creating an artificial sun and achieves 100 million degrees for 20 seconds, breaks world record


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The Sun is the main source of energy to our earth, due to which human beings, including plants and animals, can get food. Apart from this, all the planets of the solar system revolve around the sun, so the sun is considered to be the main source of energy. 

Electricity is produced through solar panels from the strong sunlight, although it is difficult to reach the same amount of sunlight in every country. This is the reason that many countries are preparing to make the artificial sun to generate more energy and in this list, After china now South Korea’s name has also been included. So let’s know how South Korea will get energy through the artificial sun.


The Artificial Sun of South Korea

The sun which gives energy to our solar system has a very hot and scorching temperature, so no machine or human being can reach the sun. However, today humans and science have made so much progress that some countries are moving towards creating the artificial sun. 

According to the news, after China, now South Korea has also succeeded in making its own artificial sun. This artificial sun can shine for 20 seconds at temperatures above 100 million degrees Celsius.

Let us tell you that this artificial sun made by South Korea has also set a world record for the longest glow in the artificial sun ever created. Not only this, the sun made by South Korea shines at a much higher temperature than the real sun and with the help of this a lot of energy can be obtained in a short time. Let us tell you that the average temperature of the centre of the real sun is up to 15 million degrees Celsius.


For the past several years, scientists in South Korea were working on making artificial suns, for this, they used a superconducting fusion device called Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) and succeeded in producing artificial suns.

For this fusion, scientists collected plasma from hydrogen, which is made of hot iron and its temperature reaches 100 million degrees. Let me tell you that this iron is necessary to maintain the high temperature of the artificial sun.

This artificial sun, created by scientists from South Korea, has set a world record by artificially shining to 100 million degrees for 20 seconds. This success in science was achieved on 24 November 2020 by the Korean Institute of Fusion Energy in a joint investigation with Seoul National University (SNU) and Columbia University of America.

You’d be surprised to know that the 2020 Fusion surpassed the previous year’s plasma operation, as the previous artificial sun radiated for only 8 seconds while the artificial sun radiated for a full 20 seconds this year. 

Let us tell you that earlier the Korean Institute of Fusion Energy (KFE) of South Korea succeeded in reaching the temperature of 100 million degrees for the first time through KSTAR fusion in 2018 but at that time the artificial sun radiates only for 1.5 seconds. 

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The report, released by scientists from South Korea, states that the goal of this institute is to shine the artificial sun for 300 seconds by 2025 through a fusion ignition.


China’s Artificial Sun

This is not the first time that a country has succeeded in shining the artificial sun at high temperatures, even before China has been able to create an artificial sun and bring it to higher temperatures. 

China succeeded in shining its artificial sun at 150 million degrees Celsius. Although the report of China’s artificial sun shining appeared only in the local newspapers, there has been no such claim by China at the international level.


Benefits of an Artificial Sun

As we know that the sun is the best and easiest source of energy for other planets including the earth, from which electricity, water can be generated and lives get food. 

In such a situation, every country wants to manufacture artificial sun for its profit so that it can meet the maximum consumption of electricity. In today’s time, electricity has become very essential for every work, ongoing work in the company and factories can’t be completed without electricity.

Due to the high consumption of electricity, the pollution level on the earth is constantly increasing, which all countries are relying on solar energy to reduce. However, it is very difficult for us to capture all the solar energy around the world.

Because the temperature and geographical conditions of each country are different. In such a situation, it has become an easy way to create an artificial sun and get solar energy from its light and do not harm nature.

This is the reason that different countries around the world are working on the technique of making the artificial sun and raising its temperature for maximum time. If any country succeeds in acquiring the technique of maintaining simulated sun temperatures for a long time, it can emerge as the new superpower of the world.


Now it will be interesting to see which country after China and South Korea is successful in making the artificial sun and shining it for a longer time. Creating an artificial sun and obtaining solar energy from it will be a new achievement for science and Humankind.

Rajat Red

Admin and Founder of "UNTOLD SCIENCE | Exploring The World Of Science & Nature". He is a science student pursuing B.Sc in Biology from India. He is a curious being and an explorer, who has an interest in many fields besides science. But, He loves to study and write about science.

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