Curious Kids: why does the world store nuclear waste and not just shoot it into the Sun or deep space?

Translated title of the contribution: Why does the world store nuclear waste and not just shoot it into the Sun or deep space?

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Why does the world store nuclear waste and just not shoot it into the Sun or deep space? – Jason, age 16, Mackay, Queensland.

Hi Jason. Thanks for the question. I research space junk, so I have also spent some time thinking about what we blast into space and where it ends up.
Translated title of the contributionWhy does the world store nuclear waste and not just shoot it into the Sun or deep space?
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Space
  • Space junk
  • Universe
  • Nuclear waste
  • Space Law
  • Galaxies
  • Curious Kids

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