Sunday, June 6, 2021

China's space station transits over the sun

CGTN shows that a space enthusiast caught China's space station on camera as it transited over the sun, making it appear like a small airplane. The moment, which lasted for 0.5 seconds, was captured at around noon Beijing time.

China Sets Record With Experimental Fusion Reactor ‘EAST’, Fully Functional 'Artificial Sun' Soon?

CRUX Channel on Youtube shows that China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) just achieved a significant milestone in the country’s quest to unlock clean and limitless energy. Chinese media reported that EAST ran at 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds. For another 20 seconds, the 'artificial sun' also achieved a peak temperature of 160 million degrees Celsius.

The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), internal designation HT-7U (Hefei Tokamak 7 Upgrade), is certainly an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, China. The Hefei Institutes of Physical Science is conducting the experiment for the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It has operated since 2006.

It is the first tokamak to employ superconducting toroidal and poloidal magnets. It aims for plasma pulses of up to 1,000 seconds.