Ph.D. student, Despina Milathianak, performs experiments at the Trident Laser Facility. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) makes the facility available to researchers who need ultra-hot, ultra-high-pressure environments that don't normally exist on Earth. The laser can produce 500 times the electrical power output of the United States in 500 quadrillionths of a second.

Photo by LeRoy Sanchez.

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