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Fission Power System Would Bring Nuclear Power To Space Bases
2011-08-29 03:53:53

  Nuclear power plants that would be used to produce electricity for either manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars, or other planets would look radically different than similar facilities currently utilized here on Earth, a project director said in a presentation on Saturday. Speaking at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), James E. Werner told those on hand that, unlike the massive nuclear power facilities that require cooling...

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2008-09-10 15:15:00

NASA astronauts will need power sources when they return to the moon and establish a lunar outpost. NASA engineers are exploring the possibility of nuclear fission to provide the necessary power and taking initial steps toward a non-nuclear technology demonstration of this type of system. A fission surface power system on the moon has the potential to generate a steady 40 kilowatts of electric power, enough for about eight houses on Earth. It works by splitting uranium atoms in a reactor to...

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2005-09-02 10:00:00

Jupiter's moon Europa is thought to be one of the most likely abodes for microscopic life in our solar system. The discovery that Europa most likely has a cold, salty ocean beneath its frozen icy crust has put Europa on the short list of objects in our solar system that astrobiologists would like to study further. Astrobiology Magazine -- The discovery that Jupiter's moon Europa most likely has a cold, salty ocean beneath its frozen icy crust has put Europa on the short list of objects in our...

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2005-05-27 12:00:00

NASA -- We are a curious species with amazing capacities to imagine and dream. We wonder about what we cannot see, are fascinated by what we do not know and are driven to explore. In keeping with our continuous quest for knowledge, President George W. Bush announced a new plan for NASA in Jan. 2004. A renewed focus on space exploration, he explained, would strengthen our leadership in the world, improve our economy and enhance the quality of our lives. The Vision for Space Exploration calls...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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