Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

Article written: 1 Jun , 2015
Updated: 28 Dec , 2015
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When he wasn’t puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were split, the neutrons released could go on and split other atoms, creating a chain reaction – and the most powerful weapons ever devised.

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