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Why NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Uses Nuclear Energy

Why NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Uses Nuclear Energy

Why NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Uses Nuclear Energy Meghan Bartels A spacecraft is only as strong as its power source, which is why when NASA was designing its Perseverance Mars rover, the agency turned to radioactive plutonium. The plutonium that will be blasting off the planet on Thursday (July 30) isn’t in the same form as…