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X-Ray Laser Turns Up the Heat to 3.6 Million Degrees

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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An x-ray laser fired at a sample of aluminum has generated temperatures of 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit — hotter than the sun’s corona.

I'm going to fry the earth to the size of a small prune if you don't give me 1 million dollars


www.wired.com...




posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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It almost looks like a doom machine to.
Any way to actually shoot it at something though?



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:29 PM
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Mmmm does not look like it, I think the distance has to be short to enable a concentrated beam on an (close) object? I think maybe shooting planes for the sky is a bit far off yet...................maybe???



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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If you want something to cook an airborne target, use an MTHEL (Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser). If however you want to do some serious science, then I cannot think of a more worthy past time than using a friggin huge laser like this one to create plasmas of this type.... I have to say, I am impressed, although I am also curious to know how careful they had to be when containing such a strong source of heat. I mean that temperature is pretty much beyond the melting point of EVERYTHING that I can think of, so I am very curious as to how it was all held in place during the experiment.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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True indeed, however I saw in the link that it was only aluminium and only a "poofteenth" thick, I would imagine the heat would not store so well and the whole deal lasted for only a few pulsating moments? Still, that is a # load of heat! Imagine what you could melt!!



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