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Why Don't We Shoot Nuclear Waste Into Space?

Creator: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell    Category: Education    Added: 11 Nov 2022

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Here in the Kurzgesagt labs we test very important ideas to see what happens when you blow things up or play with black holes. Many of you suggested that we look into an idea that sounds reasonable: Shooting nuclear waste into space. It is one of those concepts that seems like an easy fix for one of the main problems with nuclear energy. But it turns out this idea is not just bad but horribly bad and it gets worse the longer you think about it.

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00:00:00 12,023 Calender Announcement
00:00:20 INTRO
00:00:57 What is nuclear waste?
00:02:47 Problem 1: Stuff Ain't Cheap
00:04:24 Problem 2: Space is hard
00:06:53 Problem 3: Rockets go Brrrrrrrr
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