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One airborne bomb damaged a generator at the Hanford Engineer Works reactor in Washington State, where plutonium was being processed for the first atomic bombs.
Powered by a chunk of plutonium, Dragonfly would take advantage of recent technological advances in flying drones.
The first bomb, Little Boy, used a gun-type mechanism, where a slug of uranium was fired into a larger block; Fat Man used an implosion method, which compressed a sub-critical core of plutonium into a denser, critical state.
With plenty of plutonium on hand from its civilian nuclear program, Japan could conduct its first nuclear test within a matter of months.
Nothing — not even traces of plutonium — should escape Saturn’s deep gravity well.
The article also misstated the amount of plutonium Japan stores overseas.
The open house also includes a visit to the McDonald Ranch House, a 1913 adobe home built by Frank Schmidt, a German immigrant, and where the device’s plutonium core was assembled.
Proliferation hinged on whether poorer and more unstable nations could get away with enriching uranium or acquiring plutonium in secret.
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