Curiosity's dirty little secret
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Curiosity's dirty little secret

Moscow : Russia | Aug 28, 2012 at 6:21 PM PDT
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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The Voyager missions that left the solar system carried it, as did the first Martian missions, the Viking landers...The particular kind of fuel inside Curiosity is called plutonium-238. It's the perfect stuff for the job: it's extremely radioactive, so it gives off plenty of heat, but the type of radioactive... FULL ARTICLE AT Sydney Morning Herald
 
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