The Nuclear Museum will Re-open to the Public on Wednesday, December 2nd.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will re-open to the public on Wednesday, December 2nd, allowing up to 75 guests at one time. For more information, please click here.

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Virtual Exhibit: Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear Energy: Fission vs. Fusion: What are the differences in these energy processes? By Daniel Ross

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This virtual exhibit, created by Daniel Ross, 17, Senior at Albuquerque Academy, explores the differences between nuclear fission and fusion reactions. These types of reactions used to generate nuclear power may provide solutions to the mounting climate crisis in the future, but they also have a historical context. This exhibit explains these processes and connects them to some of the historical artifacts in the museum's collection.

Energy powers our world, homes, businesses, and practically everything we use on a day-to-day basis. That means that finding a cheap, safe, and high-power energy source is extremely important to advancing the world around us. As of now, coal remains the world's main source of energy. Finding a new energy resource to take coal's place - one that does not contribute carbon emissions to climate change - is also important. This is where nuclear energy comes in. About 11% of the world's power is generated from nuclear fission energy. View the online exhibit to learn more!