Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power Finally Goes Mobile

The nuclear generator contains plutunium dioxide that gives off lots of heat in the oprocess of decay. Special thermo-couples placed around the  nuclear fuel container are designed to capture that heat and turn it into electricity, pretty simple? The nuclear generator provides, both, electicity and heat to the Curiosity rover, recently landed on Mars. Department of Energy has done a very good job designing this machine. Nuclear fuel is expected to last at least coouple years. Can you imagine two years on single tank?