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Originally posted by skibtz
reply to post by Exuberant1
Feck! 7 times the speed of sound apparently!
Originally posted by zorgon
The target crest shows it in SPACE
Brilliant Pebbles was a non-nuclear system of satellite-based, watermelon-sized mini-missiles designed to use a high-velocity kinetic warhead. It was designed to operate in conjunction with the Brilliant Eyes sensor system and would have detected and destroyed missiles without any external guidance. The project was conceived in November 1986.
John H. Nuckolls, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1988 to 1994, described the system as “The crowning achievement of the Strategic Defense Initiative”. The technologies developed for SDI were used in numerous later projects. For example, the sensors and cameras that were developed for Brilliant Pebbles became components of the Clementine mission and SDI technologies may also have a role in future missile defense efforts.
Originally posted by tristar
but its even harder trying to explain to those who poke sticks in holes were Trillions of tax dollars went into NASA and into which zone.
Originally posted by rapunzel222
just watched a youtube video about this guy who says he saw ufos fighting above earth and some being blown up, by using night vision or infra red goggles; and that his friends didnt believe him until they looked thru the goggles, then they were shocked. has anyone actually tried pointing a pair of infra red goggles at the night sky? he said when daylight came he couldnt see them anymore. think i might buy a pair of goggles just to see.
Originally posted by tristar
There actually launching a new acronym soon.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
Edit: It says in the latin 'Velocitas Eradico' which translates to "Speed Destroys"
Originally posted by rayzr
Whats the huge fireball from, is it from projectile friction with the air,
or friction of the projectile on the rails?
One big question this video begs is, what causes the giant fireball? Rail guns are supposed to be powered solely by electricity, and don't use explosives of any kind for propellant. Babb told PopSci the answer: The flames are from pieces of the projectile disintegrating; the 7-pound slug is jammed so firmly between the rails that when it’s fired, pieces shear off and ignite in the air. There’s been some speculation online that the flames come from some sort of gas that’s been used to increase conductivity. Wrong: The EMRG uses no secondary propellant — just electricity. As a result, the breech can remain open during firing and the gun produces no blowback whatsoever. In fact, the researchers sometimes place cameras and mirrors inside the breech during tests to get a better sense of what’s going on.