Fusion Reactor From Hell

This machine is the Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor and it has been taking 19 years so far in the making, but if it works when it gets turned on, it will change forever how energy gets produce in the future. The energy to be produce by this machine is so intense that it has been called the ?Fusion reactor designed in hell? because it will heat and hold on to a gas at more than 100 million degrees Celsius, seven times the temperature of the sun?s core. Such heat strips electrons from atoms, leaving a plasma of electrons and ions, and it makes the ions travel fast enough to overcome their mutual repulsion and fuse. But it also makes the gas impossible to contain in a normal vessel that is why this machine will use magnets to keep it in a magnetic cage.

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