Re: earth/moon relationship

Kennita Watson (
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 09:08:20 +0000

> I heard somewhere that we've created temperatures 3
> times hotter than that of the inner sun, in fusion reactors, is that bogus?

I don't know, but according to my _1995 Information Please Almanac_: "The
temperature at the core of our Sun must be 20 million degrees centigrade, the
surface temperature averages 6,000 degrees centigrade, or about 11,000
degrees Fahrenheit."

I won't put us past having created a tiny region of 60 million degrees
centigrade for some fraction of a second -- hardly anything surprises me
any more -- but Yoicks!