Dear colleagues from the Institute of Subatomic Research,
as you will have noticed, our latest expedition to the Magic Realm (TM) through the Strange Portal (TM) was a considerable success. No one turned into a frog this time or got eaten by a random Monster jumping at us from the high grass.
Which means, we had plenty of time to do actual science this time. Well, at least we tried, but we ran into a problem when setting up the base: Our Radio Thermal Generator for the research base under-performed by an order of magnitude. But it went back to nominal power output once it came back to our world. Even more, the engineers still are claiming, that the RTG is free of any faults.
Which brings us to the first question for our meet-up: Why does the radioactive decay produce less heat than here. Some of our field researchers pointed also out, that the radioactive background radiation is surprisingly low over there. But we do not know if that is tied together.
Out best shot currently would be that maybe there is another product of decay over there, that takes away part of the energy. But an additional sub atomic particle would mean, that most of the other sub atomic processes would be affected too.
But that should have such an impact on everything else, that even the existence of stars should be questioned. But... as you see on the pictures, the sunset in the Magic Real is quite... well... magical. And the night sky is full of stars too! And... oh, why are those pictures in here... well, these Water Nymphs were quite curious about the clothing we were wearing and... ANYWAY.
We would be grateful if any of you experts on the field may be able to offer an explanation about what else could have happened to the RTG, and if we have an addition to the sub atomic particle zoo at our hand at the other side, or if something else is happening. Something, that seems to disappear once the affected device is brought back through the portal.
Yes, I asked something like this about two years prior, but I think it wasn't the best question to ask, as either "it stays the same" or "the universe would break" were answers for it: Effect of adding a fourth kind of radioactive decay
But while the scope has evolved, I still find it hard to find a plausible explanation that is more solid than "its magic!"