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Why NASA's Mars rover Perseverance will use nuclear power to keep itself warm
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Why NASA's Mars rover Perseverance will use nuclear power to keep itself warm

Published: July 29, 2020  |  5 min read, 940 words
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TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's Perseverance Mars rover displaying where its MMRTG would be inserted, between the panels on the right marked by gold tube, before the power system was inserted.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech)A spacecraft is only as strong as its power source, which is why when NASA was designing its , the agency turned to radioactive plutonium.The plutonium that will be (July 30) isn't in the same form as is used for weapons, and it's well protected in case something happens to go... READ MORE
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