Fusion Power from Pencils

It appears that the National Ignition Facility is on the verge of producing fusion power by employing the world’s largest number 2 pencil. See the sixth image in their photo gallery: https://lasers.llnl.gov/multimedia/photo_gallery/

Who knew? :smiley:

The target positioner? You’d think they’d get with the times and at least use a laser pointer.

How big a pencil sharpener would you need for that?