What’s your favorite star? I mean, ours is pretty cool.

howstuffworks:

Can scientists create a star on Earth?

It’s not just possible — it’s already been done. If you think of a star as a nuclear fusion machine, mankind has duplicated the nature of stars on Earth. But this revelation has qualifiers. The examples of fusion here on Earth are on a small scale and last for just a few seconds at most.

To understand how scientists can make a star, it’s necessary to learn what stars are made of and how fusion works.

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    Spiderman 2 comes to mind.
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    Can scientists create a star on Earth? It’s not just possible — it’s already been done. If you think of a star as a...
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    Alternatively, just watch Spider-Man 2.