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US Fires World's Most Powerful Laser

AOL.COM - 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.

That's 1,000 times more than the entire United States uses at any given instant, according to a media release from the laboratory. click here to read more

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