Britain to build first Americium space battery


Washington DC (UPI) Dec 9, 2021
The British government is collaborating to build the world’s first-ever space battery powered by the element Americium-241. The country’s National Nuclear Laboratory and the UK Space Agency made the announcement Friday. Americium is a man-made radioactive metal that is solid under normal conditions. The metal is produced when plutonium absorbs neutrons in nuclear reactors or duri This article was originally published by Read the original article here.

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