Combustion of liquid metal in air

Combustion of liquid metal in air

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Credit: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1960s experiment on the combustion of droplets of liquid metal in air. This is being done as part of a study of the consequences of re-entry of a nuclear space propulsion system into the earth's atmosphere at high velocity. Photographed circa 1964.

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