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NASA Proposes New Uranium-Based Engine for Deep Space Exploration

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NASA is currently testing the idea of building a nuclear fission engine that could propel their probes into deep space, well beyond Mars and into the outer reaches of our solar system.

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300 Mouse Traps + 600 Ping Pong Balls = Nuclear Chain Reaction

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A group of chemistry students at Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland were given an assignment to show how fission of Uranium-235 causes a chain reaction. It’s pretty easy to illustrate the nuclear chain reaction with a drawing. But that’s too boring.

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