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We’ve just come one step closer to a fully-operational Death Star.

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have fired the most powerful laser shot in the history of the world, setting the record with 1.875 MJ of energy. The historic March 15 firing was just 23 billionths of a second long, but generated 411 trillion watts of peak power.

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Worlds Most Powerful Laser

Target Positioner: Before each experiment, a positioner precisely centers the target inside the target chamber and serves as a reference to align the laser beams.

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