The Internet has given voice to everyone and has allowed us to connect with each other, but on the other hand it has given “right of speech to legions of morons who used to speak only at the bar after a glass of wine” as stated by a famous phrase of U Just recently, in fact, on social media is shooting a misleading video coming from China.
Many users believe that the country would have launched an artificial sun into space. There is a lot of confusion on this issue and clarity is needed. First of all, “Artificial Sun” is a nickname given to the nuclear reactor in China, a technology that emulates the processes that take place in the center of the stars and that will give, one day, infinite energy.
China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor has even passed a new record recently. However, what we can see in the video (which you will find at the bottom of the news) is actually the launch of the Chang Zheng rocket (also called “Long March”) from the Chinese city of Wenchang.
So no, China didn’t launch an artificial sun into space, and what we can see is just a normal rocket. You will surely recognize the name of the missile because some time ago a Long March 5B was likely to crash on Earth as a result of a failure… the same thing that occurred recently with a rocket from Russia.