However, Plutonium-238 is so radioactive, it gets glowing red hot just from its own radiation. The immense heat and the half-life of more than 87 years are the main reasons, why this is one of the most common isotopes used in RTGs.
This is my 100th post, so I'm going to fill it with a bunch of facts
(fully 80% of these are from uselessfacts.net)
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
Disney World has the rights (technically) to build a nuclear reactor.
All numbers from zero through nine hundred ninety-nine does not have the letter "a" in it.
A day (rotation) on Venus is longer than a year (revolution) on Venus.
Scotland's national animal is the unicorn. (I couldn't have made this up if I tried)
There's more, but there's no reason to post 'em all.
The surface area of Russia is greater than that of Pluto.
If our sun was the size of a white blood cell, the milky way galaxy would be the size of the United States.
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.
I have too many legos.
calculators: TI 84 plus CE
soft-mods: PSvita FW 3.60 running HENkaku, PS3, and Nintendo Wii.
other things: RPI 3B with retropie 4.2.
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