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Plutonium-238's Path around the United States

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Plutonium-238's Path around the United States The Department of Energy depends on three different national laboratories to create, store, and assemble radioisotope power sources for NASA. This graphic traces the circular journey of the Neptunium-237 starter product to the complete Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) containing Plutonium-238 fuel.

Loren Roberts for the Planetary Society

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about October 27, 2013

 

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