A new video spreading on social media claims to show China launching an "artificial sun" into the sky. The video comes amid recent reports about the country successfully generating temperatures "five times hotter than the Sun" at its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion facility.
Several videos published on YouTube, Twitter and other platforms in recent days purportedly show the launch of a ball of plasma into the sky. The amateur footage, which is half a minute long, was apparently recorded on a smartphone as a crowd of onlookers observed and filmed the event.
"China Launches $1 Trillion Artificial Sun That Burns 5 Times Hotter Than The Sun!" says the caption under one of the YouTube clips, which has garnered nearly 2,000 views so far as of Monday.