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Mars 2020 rover gets radioisotope fuel

1 augustus 2019

Fuelling of a radioisotope-based power system for NASA's Mars 2020 rover has begun. The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator - or MMRTG - uses heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity as well as maintaining the rover's systems at the proper operating temperatures.

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(Photo courtesy of ©Exelon Nuclear)