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Q&A How to mine a moon made of half uranium and half radium?

Imagine one day the moon suddenly transformed into a colossal elephant's foot and we need to get to the moon to obtain sample... Could it be done using modern day technology to mine the uranium for...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Transporting radioactive fuels

Imagine a light spaceship capable of traveling at 0.999c is tasked to tow a radioactive cargo containing millions of tons of polonium and radium, however the container holding the radioactive mater...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A What evidence would there be if radioactive decay changed 7,000 years ago?

I know we generally operate - or religiously operate - on the principle that fundamental things don't change over time. It's the bedrock of geology - Uniformitarianism. I also believe it is unprova...

9 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Vogon Poet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vogon Poet‭

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Q&A Can a radioactive moon affect life on a planet?

This question is meant as a reality check on this answer to The land grows evil and corrupted ... but why? Radioactive moon in a nearly geosynchronous orbit. It slowly kills or alters all li...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Mołot‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mołot‭

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Q&A What could be a plausible scientific explanation for a man with radioactive skin that acts like a nuclear reactor?

A bit outlandish, but here me out: I'm trying to make a villain for my story who's essentially like DC's Fallout in powers. Attribution: January 2015, dc.fandom.com/wiki/Fallout That being said...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Strivs‭

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Q&A All the Radioactive Metals Inside Earth's Core--How Would They Affect Convection?

In relation to a recent question of mine, this alternate Earth still has its core consisting of 84% iron, but the other 16% contains the greatest concentrations of all known species of heavy metals...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Q&A Is there anyway life could survive a nuclear apocalypse realistically?

The only such media I've seen is Fallout, which is obviously highly fantastical. I mean, they mutant animals and irradiated zombies running around! But realistically, is there anyway that life cou...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What could make a planet more radioactive at night?

In the story of my video game, I want a group of colonists to land at dawn on an alien planet and have to terraform or build protective structures before sundown (several earth days). I want the d...

13 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by PStag‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PStag‭

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Q&A How can a person without Geiger counter and modern education in physics learn the concept of radioactivity?

Imagine there are two regions, one of which has a significantly higher level of radiation. Think of Pripyat (higher level of radiation) and its surroundings (lower levels). How can a person withou...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by DP_‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by DP_‭

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Q&A Using Polonium in a WMD

A gram of vaporized polonium can kill more than a million people and thus is the most potent poison known to Man. Having read this article, my crazy dictator immediately assembled the most experien...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by MedwedianPresident‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by MedwedianPresident‭

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Q&A High energy density radioactive materials not commonly found on earth

What materials would be significantly better than currently commonly used radioactive materials (Uranium/Plutonium) for energy generation? I am looking for some material which could've been brough...

7 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by David Mulder‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by David Mulder‭

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Q&A Could there be life on a planet with high radioactive activity?

I make no assumptions to the nature of this planet. There are high chances it does not have an atmosphere or a lithosphere. But in a planet that shows a high level of radioactive activity, would it...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Arpith‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Arpith‭

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Q&A Could a creature evolve to have a biological Geiger Counter?

I was thinking of a situation in which a creature lives in a region in which the levels of radioactivity varies from harmless to lethal from place to place and time to time. It takes millions of y...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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