World's Largest Man-made Sun Tested By Scientists In Germany

- Jul 24, 2017-

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:18 PM - Scientists in Germany tested the world's largest artificial sun Thursday at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the town of Jülich.

The project dubbed "Synlight" was created by researchers in an attempt to study how powerful light sources can be used to create carbon-free fuel.

Synlight consists of 149 high-performance Xenon short-arc lamps that simulate natural solar radiation.

The lamps are focused on a 20-by-20 centimetre area. The 350-kilowatt array can produce about 10,000 times the amount of natural solar radiation at Earth's surface, according to a DLR press release.

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