• Question: Hi What is the most hottest object / liquid on the earth??? tanks x

    Asked by dancebuddi4evs to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 16 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I’m pretty sure it’s the plasma inside the JET fusion experiment in Culham near Oxford – that get’s up to 100 million degrees – 10 times hotter than the centre of the Sun …

      you have to be careful about how you define temperature though … though are some things that might have more energy but they aren’t in what we call ‘equilibrium’

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Great info Jack and I would agree if we are talking about stuff we know and have 🙂 Maybe there is something hotter 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Yep!! Gotta be plasma. However, I knocked over my partner’s glass of wine the other night and the look she gave me can’t have been much cooler than plasma……………..

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      Scientists have suggested that there is an inner core of solid metal about 2575 kilometres in diameter. This lies right inside the earth, beyond the crust which is the first 30-50 km, and the mantle which is thenext 2900km. It has been suggested that this core is at a temperature greater than 5000°C, based on the melting point of iron at a specific pressure…… That’s not as hot as plasma (by far), but it’s still pretty HOT!!