Uh, nothing about Russia's exploding nuclear mini reactor engine?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by JayMysterio, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:59 PM.

  1. JayMysterio macrumors 6502a

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    Details are of course still fuzzy, but this should be a little concerning...

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/europe/russia-military-blast-radiation-intl/index.html
     
  2. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Kim Jong Un clearly told the Kremlin when he sold them the Korean-made mini reactor:

    "30 days return period. No exception! Must show receipt!"
     
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    it was good.
     
  5. MacDaddyPanda macrumors regular

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    It was the Russian end of the gateway to the Demogorgon. Must of blew up when Elle was rescuing Hopper. Potential Spoiler alert. lol.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    So the US is exploring nuclear reactors for space missions, but Russia having an accident doing the exact same thing is supposed to spook me?
     
  7. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    We already did. Check Project Orion (the old one, not the new one).
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    We’re in a new space arms race (completely in violation of the Outer Space Treaty), this is a new round.

    For those who suddenly became aware of geopolitics after the 2016 election, this has been a concerted effort by the US to weaponize space from Bush II, continued and expanded under Obama, and now carries through to the Trump era.

    The US is a bad faith actor who clutches its pearls when another country plays perpetual catch-up to our capabilities.
     
  9. Crowbot macrumors 6502

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    https://www.historyandheadlines.com/july-9-1962-us-nukes-outer-space/

    "1963, sanity prevailed for a change, and the US, UK and USSR agreed to a Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that ended the explosion of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, meaning above ground on the Earth and also in space."

    So we would have to exit the treaty to put nukes in space. But we have precedent for that, of course.
     
  10. LordVic macrumors 603

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    Nukes in space is dangerous. possibly moreso than on the ground. the EMP a spaceborn nuke would let off could render modern tech completely inoperable.

    I truly hope that's not what is being considered / tested here and that the nuke testing is more just an energy source test. Satellites and deep space probes requires nuclear energy to provide power.
     

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