In 1965, the first satellite powered by nuclear fission was launched! Known as SNAP-10A, this satellite was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the United States. Designed to study the potential of utilizing nuclear power for space exploration, SNAP-10A was equipped with a 45 kilowatt thermal reactor which powered thermoelectric converter panels.
Though the reactor was shut down after just 43 days due to an electrical failure, it paved the way for further research in the use of #nuclear fission for space propulsion. Today, there are several reactor types under development for just this purpose. Reactors like these may be used to power journeys deep into outer space and could also be used to generate electricity on the moon, Mars and any other places we might eventually go!
#NuclearFission : Nuclear Power Plants work on Nuclear Fission technology, through which huge amount of heat is generated, which is used to generate electricity and that too carbon free. Thus keeps the environment ever clean and green.
Who was the first person ever to receive the#NobelPrize in Physics? Wilhelm Röntgen, the father of X-Rays and diagnostic radiology! He was born in 1845.
Röntgen left his mark on science in a variety of areas, from understanding the behaviour of gases at different temperatures to the compressibility of water. But one of his most famous scientific contributions is the discovery of X-rays.
X-rays are a type of radiation. They have a range of uses, but they are most commonly known for their role in helping doctors see inside of patients’ bodies. Doctors use them to create medical scan images of different body parts, such as broken bones. This helps them diagnose diseases and rule out medical problems safely and rapidly without having to make an incision.