APOD: Z Machine Sets Unexpected Record (2006 Mar 13)

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APOD: Z Machine Sets Unexpected Record (2006 Mar 13)

Post by astroton » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:59 pm

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060313.html

How is such amount of heat contained in lab? What are the dangers? Just curious, mind you we don't even have spider man to stop it, if anything goes wrong....
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Post by harry » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:43 am

Hello Asroton
During the unexpected powerful contained explosion, the Z machine released about 80 times the world's entire electrical power usage for a brief fraction of a second.


Its like a spark, if it is able to tranfer this heat it would. But been confined and limited by time it is unable.
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