Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society
Caption: Next year, 192 giant laser beams at the National Ignition Facility in California will target this pea-sized capsule, which contains hydrogen, in an effort to trigger the world's first controlled nuclear fusion reaction.
Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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