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Message 1137224 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 14:47:52 UTC - in response to Message 1129330.

Interesting, i wonder too if the Voyager probes ever looked back at Earth for a spectral analysis.

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Message 1137249 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 15:47:08 UTC - in response to Message 1136238.

Neutron fusion, perhaps another way to aproach the fusion process, perhaps viable.

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Message 1137250 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 15:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 1137224.

Interesting, i wonder too if the Voyager probes ever looked back at Earth for a spectral analysis.

Nope. But one we sent to Venus did.

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Message 1137275 - Posted: 7 Aug 2011, 16:45:24 UTC - in response to Message 1137249.

Neutron fusion, perhaps another way to approach the fusion process, perhaps viable.

Fusion is a nuclear reaction involving both protons and neutrons. Probably you mean muon-provoked fusion, which was proposed by Andrej Saharov many years ago but never proved working. The physics of fusion is very well known, it is the engineering of fusion reactors which poses huge challenges.
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Message 1137921 - Posted: 9 Aug 2011, 5:25:14 UTC

Fusion powered cheap power plants are only twenty years away and they have been that way since I was in college forty years ago.
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Message 1137951 - Posted: 9 Aug 2011, 6:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 1137921.

Fusion powered cheap power plants are only twenty years away and they have been that way since I was in college forty years ago.

I've talked with prof.Bruno Coppi of MIT, the father of the Alcator tokamak, and he has been proposing a kind of tokamak costing far less than ITER, but so far none has been built. They are called IGNITOR and should cost about 200 million dollars each.
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