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Q & A: Radioactive Stuff isn't Green

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What do radioactive atoms look like?
- Paul & Andrew (age 16)
huddersfield
A:
This may seem surprising, but radioactive atoms look just like regular atoms. The only difference is that the radioactive atoms break apart sometimes and send off pieces of themselves (like tiny bombs). Often, in cartoons, radioactive things are a glowing green. You canít see the high-energy radiation from these nuclear processes, so this isnít really accurate.

Adam
(w Mike W)

(published on 10/22/2007)

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