Scientists have just turned on the world’s largest artificial sun at the German Aerospace Center. Called “Synlight,” this massive structure consists of 149 spotlights that shoot out a combined light output 10,000 times greater than the sunlight we experience on Earth.”These enable solar radiation powers of up to 380 kilowatts and two times up to 240 kilowatts in three separately usable irradiation chambers, in which a maximum flux density of more than eleven megawatts per square meter can be achieved,” according to bulb maker DLR. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Scientists will delve into new ways to create hydrogen, which isn’t found naturally but must be created by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. DLR said industrial companies, such as those in air and space travel, will be able to use Synlight to test components with the help of DLR scientists,” reports Inhabitat.