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Submission + - 'Suitcase' Nuclear Reactors to Power Mars Colonies (

astroengine writes: "On Monday, at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Denver, Colo., the future face of space nuclear power was described. You can forget the huge reactor buildings, cooling towers and hundreds of workers, the first nuclear reactors to be landed on alien worlds to support human settlement will be tiny.

Think less "building sized" and more "suitcase sized.""

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'Suitcase' Nuclear Reactors to Power Mars Colonies

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.