Scientists have produced superheated gas exceeding temperatures of 2 billion degrees Kelvin, or 3.6 billion degrees Fahrenheit.
This is hotter than the interior of our Sun, which is about 15 million degrees Kelvin, and also hotter than any previous temperature ever achieved on Earth, they say.
Now this is great and all… but the next sentence reads…
They don’t know how they did it.
I don’t know about you, but this disturbs me more than a little. I mean, think about this for a second. A group of (American) scientists get together in a lab… start fooling around, and make a gas that is orders of magnitude hotter than a THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSION! Not believing what they saw, and still not knowing HOW they did this… they do it again just be sure that the equipment didn’t malfunction. So, you make a superheated gas hotter than anything else previously on record… something that could literally vaporize anything it touches, something that I would call a very lethal substance, and rather than counting yourselves lucky that your containment system didn’t vaporize along with the rods that made the gas in the first place… you put more in and do it again!
And people think that the southern rednecks are stupid.
You know that one of those lab techs said, “COOL! Let’s do it again!”
This is hotter than the sun here people. This wasn’t something that was just solid and hot… no, this was a superheated GAS.
I wonder if other countries have lab geeks that do this kind of stuff?
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