How to build an artificial star on Earth

2019-03-04 11:09:00

By Celeste Biever in Cadarache, France Editorial: “There’s more to nuclear fusion than ITER“ THE sun beats down through a cloudless sky as we weave between concrete blocks, each about as tall a person. Hundreds of the blocks are arranged in lines that fan out from a central point, like a child’s drawing of the sun, cast at the bottom of a huge limestone pit in southern France. It is as if I’m standing in a shrine to our closest star, and in a way I am. If all goes well,