Over Easy: Monday Science
Well, reports of Plutonium as far away as 25 miles from the plant are starting to leak. This is most likely from the one different explosion at #3. It also suddenly makes sense why TEPCO decided to concrete over a large portion of the bay. That is probably where most of the debris from that explosion landed. Plutonium would only come from INSIDE fuel rods, so we know that at least some rods were damaged at that time or before.
And they’re reporting contamination (not necessarily Plutonium) as far as 250km from the plant.
And CS-137 1Km out to sea. Why is that important? Well, it means that things are getting worse, not better. Something hasn’t yet stopped fissioning, But we knew that.
We can make energy with sewage and sunlight. Tell me again why we need Uranium?
A planet without a star has been theorized for various reasons, but this is the first time we’ve seen one. Unclear if this one formed lonely, was ripped away from it’s star or what. I think this one is not a planet, but a failed star. Wherever it’s been, it couldn’t collect enough hydrogen to ignite. We should know how it feels, we’ve spent billions to try to get fusion to stay lit. We’re getting closer, but if we have to spend 10 gigawatts to get 10.1 gigawatts, what have we really accomplished?
Plasma scalpels! We’re doing surgery with light sabres!
No, it’s not a republican. It’s the formerly thought to be extinct Pinocchio lizard!
Did I miss this crittercam update? If not, well, it won’t hurt to post again.
In honor of the upcoming holiday, I present to you the vampire cannibals of New Guinea.
Boxturtle (The government shutdown has not reduced the amount of fertilizer Congress spreads)