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Lightweight Nuclear Reactors Could Power Martian and Lunar Colonies
The recent advances in human spaceflight come with a renewed interest in colonizing Mars or the Moon. There are, however, a significant number of challenges in establishing a self-sustaining human colony on the Red Planet. First and foremost, human life cannot sustain indefinitely without access to a renewable source of food, water, oxygen, and power, among other things. Fortunately, we may be close to a solution for generating power in space. The key is a lightweight nuclear reactor. A team of scientists and engineers is building ...