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The real-life DEATH STAR: US researchers developing laser 100,000 times more powerful than all of Earth's power stations combined

Will emit a short laser burst with an intensity of 1023 watts per square centimetre
100,000 times more power than all the power stations in the world combined
Laser bursts will last only 1/100,000th of a billionth of a second
Laser being built by Lawrence Livermore lab in the US

It will be the most powerful laser ever created, and could give researchers incredible new insights into how the cosmos was created.
Called the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), it will emit 100,000 times more power than all the power stations in the world - for a tiny fraction of a second.
It has even been nicknamed the Death Star laser for its similarity to Darth Vader's laser wielding base in Star Wars.
The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab being developed with experts from around the world, including Lawrence Livermore lab in the US, and being built in the Czech Republic.



US researchers sign deal to develop most powerful laser | Mail Online
 

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