German scientists switch on the world’s largest ‘artificial sun’

In March, scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) turned on “Synlight,” the world’s largest artificial sun till yet, which consists the largest collection of film projector spotlights ever assembled in one room, and turning them all on at once in the pursuit.

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This whole experiment involving the world’s largest artificial sun takes place at Jülich, a town in the district of Düren, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia,Germany, which is nearly 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne. The light is made up of 149 industrial-grade film projector spotlights, simply we can say  xenon lamps that, combined, are 10,000 times as intense as normal solar radiation and can reach temperatures of 3,500 degrees Celsius (6,332 degrees Fahrenheit). The light invented by these projector spotlights is so powerful that it’s housed in a radioactive chamber, if someone enters it when spotlights are turned on would burn directly.

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Let There Be Light ‘artificial sun’

In our daily life we have not identified that a huge amount of energy hits the Earth in the form of light from our Sun. While we do already have many own ways to use the sunlight in the form of solar energy to electrical energy by using the solar panels and so on forms but much of it still remains unused and got wasted. Nowadays scientists (especially German) find the new hope after their invention of artificial sun “Synlight” will illuminate ways to tap into that wasted energy.

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Bernard Hoffschmidt from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) says this experiment of artificial sun “Synlight” has consumed a vast amount of energy. As per the analysis a 4 hour operation consumes same energy as compared to the 4 houses would use in a year at normal conditions – it is much costly and risk full experiment done ever.

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