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I was watching the latest episode of Isaac Arthur and he was talking about a stellar laser or stellaser which was coined by a scientist named Steve Nixon. I can find no information about stellasers on the internet. What are they and what can they do?

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  • $\begingroup$ It sounds like he might be talking about a maser. $\endgroup$ – Phiteros Jan 4 '18 at 21:50
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question is about a Kardashev Type II civilization making their sun lase, and is not about anything observed or predicted in astronomy. $\endgroup$ – David Hammen Jan 4 '18 at 22:20
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This "laser star" is a hypotethical object in an Asimov short story, which has a special star-like object with very uncommon properties.

But this is entirely Asimov's invention.

In the reality, no such thing was found until now. Not even any similar.

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  • $\begingroup$ I've read the short story some decades ago and not on English. I have no idea, what is in the original text. It is probably not "laser star". $\endgroup$ – peterh - Reinstate Monica Jan 4 '18 at 23:25

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