“196 lasers help scientists recreate the conditions inside gigantic galaxy clusters”, UChicago News by Louise Lerner

March 12, 2022

A technician works at the National Ignition Facility. Scientists used the array of 196 lasers to create conditions similar to the hot gas inside gigantic galaxy clusters.

“Galaxy clusters are one of the most awe-inspiring things in the universe,” said Prof. Emeritus Don Lamb, a University of Chicago astrophysicist and co-author on a new paper published March 9—one that may point the way towards solving a decades-long mystery.

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