TAKING MEASURE BLOG: In Pursuit of Plasma Power: Hot Stuff, Snowstorms, and Starry Skies
Do we really need hot stuff? Iβm not talking aboutΒ Donna Summerβs disco hit of 1979Β or global warming. Iβm not talking about anything so lukewarm as the surface of our sunβa mereΒ 6,000 kelvins. I donβt even mean something as hot asΒ 1,000,000 kelvins. No, the kind of hot stuff Iβm talking about is closer to an unimaginableΒ 200,000,000 kelvins! What possible use could we have for something so hot?
It should be of no surprise to anyone that we have an insatiable appetite for energy, and that appetite is only going to grow. But how are we going to feed this need for energy?Β Continue reading Yuri Ralchenko's blog post.