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Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers

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Liquid metallic hydrogen does not occur naturally on Earth, except possibly at the core, but scientists believe the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn are awash in hydrogen in that state.

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With gentle pulses from gigantic lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California transformed hydrogen into droplets of shiny liquid metal.

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