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Friday, September 29, 2006



Mars Science Laboratory may cary RTG

NASA is holding public hearings to inform and learn the publics opinion on using Plutonim RTG's on the Mars Science Laboratory, which is set to launch in Nov. 2009. NASA has launched 2 other RTG probes in the past, Cassini and New Horizons. There is a small chance of any explosion happening, and, because of reactor design, and even smaller chance that any radioactive debris may escape. RTG's would allow for more power to do experiments and the rovers would not be subject to as great energy, weather, or time constraints; as are the MER's.

(More info: Florida Today)


- posted by Jim @ 8:16 EST