Fission is the process by which an atom splits into two, generating two smaller atoms and a tremendous amount of energy. Fission powers nuclear bombs and power plants.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion resulted in the most horrific nuclear disaster in the world.
Can a person or object exposed to high radioactivity just take a shower with soap and water, or is more needed for decontamination?
Nuclear fusion is the merging of two light atomic nuclei into one heavier one. If it can be harnessed on Earth, it could generate clean, limitless energy.
Chernobyl's nuclear power plant is now without electricity, as Russian forces occupy the defunct facility in Ukraine.
Russian troops have seized and set fire to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Here's what that means in terms of radiation.
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which still contains nuclear waste that could pose a threat to the surrounding area.
Plans for thorium reactors have been around since the 1940s, but Chinese scientists believe they are finally close to creating a working prototype.
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