NASA announced today that it has completed tests of its Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor, a device designed to one day power bases on Mars or the Moon. The tests met or exceeded expectations on all metrics, which means the device can now go on to more serious flight testing.
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Nuclear fusion is like a way-more-efficient version of solar power - except instead of harnessing energy from the rays of a distant sun, scientists create miniature suns in power plants here on Earth. It would be vastly more efficient, and more importantly, much cleaner, than current methods of energy production. The main issue is that actually realising fusion power has been really difficult.