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I am also wondering how we can blow up something 3 times hotter than the surface of the Sun so close. Then again, the "surface" of the Sun is orders of magnitudes cooler than its center. The "surface", which is kind of hard to define, is about 5778K, but the centre is about 1.571 x 10^7 K. [1]

[1] http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/sunfact.html

EDIT: If it was 3 times hotter than the centre of the Sun...yeah, the Earth might be done for at that point.

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