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German Scientists Create Artificial Sun For Researching Alternative Fuel

By Brian Spaen

For those that wonder what it would be like to have the sun directly on our Earth, a team of scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have the answer for you. They have built “Synlight,” an enormous lamp that’s dubbed as an artificial sun to further research if solar power is efficient for vehicles.

Researchers are continuing to figure out the best way to replace fossil fuels in the future. Not only are they a limited resource, but they are hazardous to the environment with carbon dioxide emissions. Every year, reports continue to churn out that worldwide CO2 levels reach their highest point. It has hit 400 parts per million back in 2016, and that is considered a level that cannot be fixed. A recent report by Chelsea Harvey from The Washington Post explains how big of a change this has been.

"Current concentrations of CO2 emissions are at their highest in human history,  currently hovering around 400 parts per million and continuing to rise. Before the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide concentrations had settled into an average of about 280 parts per million."