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Infographic: ORNL helps produce plutonium-238 so that NASA can keep pushing into space

The United States is running out of the plutonium-238 used to power decades-long missions to the edge of the solar system and beyond. Plans for producing more rely on two ORNL facilities: the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, known as REDC, and the High Flux Isotope Reactor, known as HFIR.

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