Nuclear Fusion Press Release

BY: Anna Beckom- 16.7

Background knowledge:

  • Release Date: December 7th, 2015
  • My name is Anna Beckom, and throughout my research I have learned the Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why of Nuclear Fusion

What is Nuclear Fusion??

  • Production of Energy: Nuclear fusion is when two light atoms bond together, or fuse, to make a heavier one. These light atoms come from the Sun which heats up the atoms.
  • Fusion vs. Fission: On the other and there is Nuclear fission which splits (instead of bonding them as Fusion does) atoms created energy used in power plants.
  • Safety Concerns: Though Nuclear Fusion can produce lots of energy right now no one has been able to safely utilize this energy.
  • Economic Impact: Not only can Nuclear Fusion not be utilized safely when it can be controlled it is very costly.
  • Planning for the future of Nuclear Fusion: One project for the future of Nuclear Fusion is powering the space shuttles NASA sends up to explore. This will help various missions.
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