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Check out what real plutonium looks like here!
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For all the basics about plutonium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about plutonium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Plutonium-238 has a half-life of 88 years and is used as a heat source in radioisotope thermoelectric generators, which are used to power some spacecraft.
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Why do you think these two radioactive elements are so well-known and are, perhaps, two of the most famous in the periodic table?
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