April 20, 2024



South Korean ‘artificial sun’ reaches 7 times the Sun’s core temperature

Interesting Engineering

By Christopher McFadden
Published: Mar 29, 2024 07:12 AM EST

For the first time, the Korea Institute of Fusion Energy’s (KFE) Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion reactor has reached temperatures seven times that of the Sun’s core.

Achieved during testing between December 2023 and February 2024, this sets a new record for the fusion reactor project.

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