Nuclear power on the Moon?

Siting a nuclear power plant in the United States has proven to be difficult.  But now, according to scientists, there might be another solution – namely, siting one on the moon.  Yes, believe it or not,  Japanese space officials recently unveiled an important discovery at the 40th Lunar and Planetary Conference that uranium does indeed exist on the moon.  Uranium, of course, is a key radioactive element in the creation of nuclear power, which naturally led the scientists to speculate the moon could possibly be mined for uranium to either be shipped back to earth for nuclear fuel or to be used to power colonies on the moon somewhere down the road. With this discovery, of course, it is now official that the moon is made of more than just cheese. 

 

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