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What is the best kind of nuclear reactor to use for a criticality accident if I want to expose my crew to a huge amount of radiation?

Fizzer https://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/enginelist2.php#fizzer https://x.com/PAVE_vice/status/1718378307463647283 Sometimes people have very, very bad ideas. There were a few discussions ...
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What is the best kind of nuclear reactor to use for a criticality accident if I want to expose my crew to a huge amount of radiation?

Not a reactor at all: propellant storage for a nuclear salt water rocket, their only means of getting back home in a reasonable amount of time, takes an unfortunate micrometeorite hit. The leaking ...
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What is the best kind of nuclear reactor to use for a criticality accident if I want to expose my crew to a huge amount of radiation?

with the lack of a magnetic field to shield from cosmic rays there is no way the base would not be radiation shielded to some extent Here's the thing about cosmic rays, and meteorites for that matter:...
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What is the best kind of nuclear reactor to use for a criticality accident if I want to expose my crew to a huge amount of radiation?

The radiation shielding failed. A reactor emitting enough radiation to fatally irradiate the crew of a buried base is pretty unlikely if it was designed properly. Thus, I suggest an alternative; The ...
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What is the best kind of nuclear reactor to use for a criticality accident if I want to expose my crew to a huge amount of radiation?

Gas Core Nuclear Reactors With a gas core nuclear reactor (especially if it's a open cycle one), when the automated probe crashed into the moon, theoretically the hot uranium gas, being thrown ...
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