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Tue August 14, 2012
Science

Think It's Hot? The Swiss Just Hit 5.5 Trillion Degrees

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 6:04 pm

In light of this summer's record high temperatures, we find perspective on really hot temperatures. In an experiment, scientists at Europe's CERN laboratory claim to have achieved the highest temperature ever produced by humans — about 5.5 trillion degrees. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block have more.