China overtakes Germany to make nuclear fusion breakthrough: Reactor creates conditions THREE times hotter than the sun

  • Test was conducted on a magnetic fusion reactor known as EAST
  • Chinese team were able to maintain 50 million°C for 102 seconds
  • The breakthrough that could someday make fusion power a reality
  • Last week Germany used 2 megawatts of microwave radiation to heat hydrogen gas to 80 million°C for a quarter of a second