Investigating Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Mystery with Neutrons

by The Penn State College of Engineering

Researchers at Penn State’s Breazeale Nuclear Reactor are using neutron radiography and neutron activation analysis to examine the external and internal makeup, respectively, of metal patch that may belong to Amelia Earhart’s lost airplane.

From the first images, it was clear they were uncovering new information. They are continuing to analyze the patch and likely will not reveal their findings until late spring of 2021, after more comprehensive experiments that include adjusting the irradiation time and power level of the reactor. 

How are Amelia Earhart and The Lost Hawaii Clipper’s stories tied together? What do they have in common? Listen to our interview with Chris Williamson of the Chasing Earhart podcast series here. And, read more detailed findings here from the Penn State College of Engineering on their investigation using neutron radiography and neutron activation analysis.

Kenan Ünlü, Director of the Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center
Kenan Ünlü, Director of the Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center

*Note: Please spread the word about what we’re doing. Hawaii Clipper family members of the missing passengers and crew talk about our mission at family reunions. Steve and Javier have incorporated the Lost Clipper into their interviews and global presentations about their capture of Pablo Escobar. And we continue to post across all across our @LostClipper social media platforms. We ask that you do the same on your social media; to simply share and “Like” our pages to others in your network. We’re on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYoutube and LinkedIn.

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