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Plutonium-238's Path around the United States
Filed under Plutonium-238
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
Original image data dated on or about October 27, 2013.
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