Fission

  • Atoms separate into smaller atoms
  • Use in nuclear power plants
  • Can be used to make an atomic bomb
  • Radiation can stick around for years

Fusion

  • Atoms fuse together to make bigger atoms
  • The Sun is a fusion reactor
  • Can be used to make a hydrogen bomb (learnt in the 40s/40s after fission bombs)
  • Radiation can stick around for days

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