Whoever got the official name of the testing system to be called the Omega Laser is owed a beer. I tried to concentrate on the rest of the article, I really did, but all that was going through my mind was an amalgamation of Dr Evil and Ming the Merciless laughing maniacally.
A team of physicists have attempted to recreate the internal conditions of a ‘super-Earth’ planet in a lab, by shooting laser beams at iron samples. Super-Earths are a type of exoplanet. They have a higher mass than Earth, but are not as massive as Uranus and Neptune. The giants are about 15 and 17 times the mass of Earth. A …
Oh Mega Laser. A frikking big laser
All well and good, but where do the sharks fit into the picture?
Can't have giant frikkin' lasers without sharks.
They probably don't. For that laser, we'd need a really huge shark and a bigger boat.
"All well and good, but where do the sharks fit into the picture?"
The sharks fit in to the picture as very quickly cooked fish fingers.
I always thought the way to go with this stuff is something called a Diamond Anvil Cell.
Where inside pressure are measure in 1000s of bar
not as massive as Uranus
I couldn't help myself... It's Friday!
Re: Oh, my!
Investigating The Mass of Uranus by Professor Hugh Jarss.
It's Friday, I just had a beer, can't find my coat.
Re: Oh, my!
Here, use this one - it belongs to Kim Kardashian
I'm not sure
this will be much help to Slartibartfast but impressive nonetheless.
Are the crystal structures achieved in tiny fractions of a second necessarily representative of what you'd find in the core of a planet? Crystal structures often change over time as they settle into their favored, minimal energy form. Look at 7000-series aluminum alloys and how they can alter their properties at room temperature unless you overage them.