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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 37
Natural Sciences 12

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 379: Fermi's Atom Splitting

June 15th, 2015

Episode 413 of 489 episodes

When he wasn’t puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were split, the neutrons released could go on and split other atoms, creating a chain reaction – and the most powerful weapons ever devised.

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