10.6.09

A STAR IS BORN

When the world's most powerful laser facility
flicks the switch on its first full-scale
experiments later this month, a tiny
star will be born on Earth.

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) in
California aims to demonstrate the feasibility
of nuclear fusion, the reaction at the heart of
the Sun and a potentially abundant,
clean energy source for the planet.


But whilst many eyes at the facility will be
locked on the goal of satisfying humanity's
energy demands, many scientists hope to
answer other fundamental
questions for mankind.


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