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    H‐mode—or thesudden improvement of plasma confinement in the magnetic field of tokamaksby approximatelya factor of two—is thehigh confinement regime that all mo [...]

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    Open Doors days occur with scientific regularity at ITER (spring and autumn) and yet—due to the rapid evolution of work on site—each event offers something new. [...]

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    Like flashlight and smartphones, the ITER magnets—all 10,000 tonnes of them—will run on direct current (DC). And like flashlight and smartphones they will need [...]

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A streak of light in the winter sky

A streak of light in the winter sky—not a shooting star, not a jetliner condensation trail glowing in the dark but ... the International Space Station (ISS) flying high over the ITER worksite.

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In one single image, the two largest international scientific collaborations ever established are captured: on the ground, the seven-Member, 35-nation ITER collaboration; and 400 kilometres overhead a project bringing together the American, Russian, Japanese, European and Canadian space agencies.

The best time to sight the bright, slow-moving dot that is the ISS is in the hours after sunset and before sunrise—when the station remains sunlit, but the ground and sky are dark. This long-exposure photograph was taken at 6:07 p.m. on Thursday 8 December.

Click on the image to view the animation.

 



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