Star Power to Earth

It’s a pipe dream, but still!: “Scientists at a government lab here are trying to use the world’s largest laser — it’s the size of three football fields — to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth.” 

This may or may not happen sometime during summer’s tailend, give or take the National Ignition Facility’s funding issues, mismanagement and lack of obvious twirly mustachios.

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