From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

http://www.livescience.com/technology/060308_sandia_z.html

Record Set for Hottest Temperature on Earth: 3.6 Billion Degrees in Lab

“Scientists have produced superheated gas exceeding temperatures of 2
billion degrees Kelvin, or 3.6 billion degrees Fahrenheit.

This is hotter than the interior of our Sun, which is about 15 million
degrees Kelvin, and also hotter than any previous temperature ever
achieved on Earth, they say.

They don’t know how they did it.”