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Old 2007-03-13, 04:11 PM   #16
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Originally posted by snavej
The point is that the weapon is a fusion cannon. It uses the same nuclear process as the fusion bomb. The plasma generated is briefly hotter than the surface of the sun.
That's at the centre of the reaction, though -- we can probably very safely assume that the weapon isn't generating a solid beam of that magnitude, because it'd destroy the weapon and the individual next to it.
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