Can We Make a Star on Earth?

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Duration: 55 minutes

Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. Yet despite over five decades of effort, scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid.

Brian returns to Horizon to find out why. Granted extraordinary access to the biggest and most ambitious fusion experiments on the planet, Brian travels to the USA to see a high security fusion bomb testing facility in action and is given a tour of the world's most powerful laser. In South Korea, he clambers inside the reaction chamber of K-Star, the world's first super-cooled, super-conducting fusion reactor where the fate of future fusion research will be decided.

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    Professor Brian Cox visits scientists who are on a quest to replicate the power source of the sun on Earth.

Credits

Presenter
Brian Cox
Presenter
Brian Cox
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen
Producer
Gideon Bradshaw
Producer
Gideon Bradshaw
Director
Gideon Bradshaw
Director
Gideon Bradshaw

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