Re: U.S. running out plutonium to power spacecraft



On Dec 26, 12:09 am, Rich <rander3...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Going to attach solar cells the size of football fields to probes
now? This is very bad.

http://arizonageology.blogspot.com/2009/05/running-out-of-plutonium-t...

I think that article is overly pessimistic, and somewhat narrow,
check this out, (using Americium),
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010103073253.htm

((Btw I've used Americium to test Gamma Ray Imagers, it's easy))

I've been considering collecting up used smoke detectors to heat
and power the house with, they use Americium, an in home
reactor.
What do you think?
Ken
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