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  1. Yes, I know about your raycast radiation and I absolutely do consider it vastly superior to Kerbalism's model, but Kerbalism got it ready in a fully functional mod and got it running and all that. The fact it has magnetospheres around some planetary bodies is pretty amazing and that's what hooked me up. However, your model is based on reality and can simulate and contribute to very interesting ship designs so I'd definitively prefer it when it gets finished.
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1470-2 Data supports diffused core caused by ancient enormous impact of a protoplanet - diffusion remains to this day.
  3. Kerbalism has a nice balance and offers one of the best things any mod ever introduced - ionizing radiation. It's probably the number one thing that makes me love it. However, I don't understand why it messes up with NFE nuclear reactors. It's not like it has its own reactors with their own mechanisms which need to exist to make the whole game balanced, and other mods break it. There's simply no need for this overly controlled behaviour. NFE doesn't break Kerbalism's mechanics or balance. Since Kerbalism imparts a constant strong drain on electricity (which is realistic; stock behaviour is... a comedy), NFE provides reactors that can take care of it, but are heavy and produce considerable ionizing radiation. IMHO these two mods could and should work together.
  4. I've reported the problem on this thread, first. Nertea isn't sure what's going on.
  5. I'd like to point out that Kerbalism disables Near future electrical's fission reactor menus and capabilities. No fine control is possible anymore, just starting and stopping the reactors. The menu button and temperature readouts also disappear. Upon removal of Kerbalism, NFE returns back to normal.
  6. Well, one of the consequences of such policy towards outsiders, especially the West, is the degradation of value of facts, with its pinnacle observable today. However, why would anyone plant disinformation that is damaging to oneself? That makes no sense. They could've just kept their mouth shut. It's a country known for its perpetual lying and denying used as a weapon. It's a fact, not an opinion. Also, I've defined "them" - the military officials in charge. I don't make up "elites" or "lizards" and stupid stuff like that. People would notice nonetheless because some 16x background ionizing radiation, even though harmless, is impossible to hide. With over 180,000 people, at least few are bound to have a Geiger counter. I wonder what are the conditions at the site of the accident. Probably quite a mess.
  7. And you believe that official statement? LOL Few days ago they claimed nothing happened, and later that nothing leaked out. It's an old Russian policy. Lie, lie, lie, deny, deny, deny. Even when faced with facts, denial. Rosatom is a Russian state company working on very important stuff for the country and, as such, is a subject to strict supervision of what information is being released. Yes, that's the assumption I used as an argument that begs the question of volatile radioisotope released, radon-222. I was trying to justify a hypothesis I don't endorse. But even with that idea it just doesn't work, as I've previously described.
  8. Yes, I understand that now. I've even tried to remove Kerbalism's Near future configuration file but it doesn't work. Kerbalism has a tight grip on everything, it seems. For now, I'll remove Kerbalism because I want to enjoy NFE.
  9. Whoever is in charge, with the blessing of you know who. Do you seriously think that in such country as Russia, with a topic sensitive as missile development, there wouldn't be a chain of command, even an unofficial one, with its links fearing for at least their job? Of course, some of the truth always leaks out (it's the nature of secret keeping involving lots of people, this is why nutters' ideas about large conspiracies are laughably impossible), so we got some details about ionizing radiation levels in Severodvinsk... and we got the information it has been swiftly removed.
  10. There are many kinds of such engines but I don't understand the connection here. We're talking about reactors from NFE.
  11. I'm just trying to avoid a wrong term that makes people think this, or Chernobyl, were nuclear explosions. That's it. I call it fission product contamination, radiological contamination, etc. Apparent level of radioactivity doesn't depend just on the halflife because it's not a controlled condition. It depends on the physical and chemical characteristics of the source and current environmental characteristics. With xenon-135, a noble inert gas, you get zero chemical reactions. If there is sufficiently fast air mixing, it's dispersed and dilluted very fast. No residues. Radioactive methyl iodide is vapor and mostly just has similar behaviour, and is easily carried by the wind. It is not inert so there will be residues (photochemical and other kinds of decompositions, giving radioiodine, radioactive hydroiodic acid, etc.), all very soluble in water. Aerosols of mentioned salts are very soluble in water. Some are even hygroscopic. Some will be deposited (later washed by rain into depths), some will get carried by the wind. The short spike means there were no residues and the contaminant has been easily dilluted by wind. That smells like a reactor structurally compromised by some explosion, landing into the sea seconds later. It's a perfect match. Sea would prevent direct release of volatile fission products, but some will find their way out as aqueous ions and I'm almost certain countries of the arctic circle will detect them as sea currents spread them. Although probably not radioiodine, as it will be gone fast on its own... Exposed RTG would only leak volatiles if the source was Pu-238, as one of the daughter radionuclides was Rn-222. Still, amounts of Rn-222 produced are small (there is an equilibrium in a closed system) and most of it is trapped in the matrix of PuO2. Cracking open such source would not cause 16 times elevated ionizing radiation 33 km away. It would be like that experiment where thorium compound is held in a closed bottle and then the air with traces of radon is puffed into a cloud chamber to see the decays. That's nothing. Plutonium, whether a ceramic oxide or a bulk metal, is not something that oozes radon like radium does. Otherwise it would be impossible to work with it using present safety protocols.
  12. I've removed Kerbalism and it works perfectly, just like you intended. Please don't tell me NFE doesn't work with Kerbalism. They're two essential mods. Kerbalism actually makes a constant relatively serious charge drain. It makes NFE very useful.
  13. I mentioned RTG for the sake of argument, playing the devil's advocate. I don't think it was an RTG. First, there is no fallout in radiological accidents. Fallout is exclusively calcinated dirt intimately mixed with atomic bomb leftovers and contains large amounts of extremely alpha-radioactive high transuranics, going even above lawrencium IIRC. It's highly basic due to Cao/MgO content, corrosive and falls as dust. Uranium fission products from a fission reactor stop at californium (present in traces). It's a very different beast, with most of the radioactivity contained in Xe-135, I-131, Sr-90 and Cs-137. The difference is not miniscule or unimportant and it's one of the reasons why fallout is a word exclusively used for nuclear warfare. And yes, if the event where the reactor's fuel rods are damaged and the reactor then immediately falls on the seafloor, there will be a short airborne release of Xe-135. which is present as gas dilluted in helium which is what fuel rods are filled with. Since it's inert, it won't form aerosols, won't stick to anything, won't dissolve in anything, and will just continue to be dilluted by wind. Other short lived radioisotopes are chemically very reactive and will form various compounds, emerging into the environment as aerosolized salts and in the case of iodine, also methyl iodide. Since there was a short spike of elevated ambient ionizing radiation 33 km away, that ceased after around 1 h, it suggests a copious amount of volatile, inert source. Nothing an RTG could offer.
  14. Since I speak a Slavic language, I know of know what I'm talking about. Also I've asked one language expert who even speaks Russian about this and the comment was "they're talking crap", they being all you here who think that RTGs can be described with that word. If there is no fission occuring, there is no need for mentioning fissile material, even though the material might, in special circumstances, be fissile. It's enough to say radioactive material, and that is the case with Russian and my own Croatian language. I'm still waiting for the explanation how can a damaged or even destroyed RTG unit produce a temporary spike in ionizing radiation values, a telltale sign of volatile, highly radioactive fission products that are the most mobile in the environment.
  15. The text you linked before all specified radioisotopes capable of reaching criticality. I think the whole "fissile" thing is not a problem of Russian language, but your interpretation. I don't believe Russia would have a language that doesn't make distinction between radioactive and fissile. But ok. I won't beat the dead horse anymore. RTGs are ceramic materials. If you blow them up with an explosive, you get that powder all over the area. You would not get powder falling into the sea and volatiles cruising around the area. There would not be a temporary spike. I mentioned radon because the only RTG material that has any radon (or anything volatile) as its daughter is Pu-238. However, due to the ceramic nature of the oxide, that radon doesn't get to seep outside. It's locked in a crystal matrix. Halflife is few days and there isn't enough time.