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This picture shows the nuclear reactor core of a Triga research reactor. Cherenkov radiation from the fuel rods is clearly visible. The ordinary water between the core and the photographer provides quite enough protection from the radiation of the core.

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  • Speed of light
  • Cherenkov radiation
  • Radiant energy
  • General Atomics
  • Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/2007 January 4