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Response to Blue_true (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:14 PM

14. They were nuclear powered, but not nuclear propelled.

Each one has a RTG. Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator.

I believe they are still functioning. NASA has shutoff unneeded equipment on them in order to preserve power.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHW-RTG

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