posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:06 AM
Originally posted by isyeye
I agree that the video doesn't show much....Sounds about like a gun going off.
Yes, it is. The test was performed inside the steel bottle you see through the window, meant to contain the whole of the explosion inside. At the
point of the explosion, the gathered data was transmitted outside the bottle through the cabling and within a millisecond or so the stuff inside the
bottle was destroyed and the sample of plutonium inside smashed a spread all over the inside. The bottle will be entombed...
The bottle is in an alcove within the U1a cave system (formerly called LYNER) in Area 1 of the NNSS (formerly, the Nevada Test Site). The U1a tunnel
is 1000 ft below the surface of Yucca Flat.
This test reportedly used a 1/2 scale model of a Trident reentry package with only 1/8th the usual mass of plutonium in it, not enough to engage a
significant chain reaction.
The CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) allows these underground explosive experiments on plutonium as long as they don’t sustain a chain
reaction, however the U.S. has not allowed international inspectors access to its test site since the late 1990s
Yeah, right. Most of the good information about this and other activities at U1a, including pictures, come directly from their Nevada lab employees
newsletter, online for everyone to see. It is quoted extensively by the green folk who want to turn the NTS into a peace garden. The are monthly
tours of the site (they're controlled, of course, and you only see selected parts), but I know there have been international reps at several chemical
tests associated with the CTBT and Vela/Uniform.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Pollux, isn;t that the medical term for thumb?
Close. The series of three tests is known as the Gemini series; the precursor test (included no plutonium) was Castor, Pollux's twin brother. They're
also a pair of stars in the constellation Gemini. The Latin for thumb is pollex, from the verb pollere, to be strong.
Originally posted by Trueman
And we got the face to tell others not to use them ?
Our dear Mother Earth is gonna get mad again. Don't ask why when see volcanos erupting and earthquakes all over.
If you're willing to trust Ahmadinijad with a nuke then I will admire your sense of sense of fairness and condemn your mental processes. Mama Earth
can take care of herself.
edit on 26-12-2012 by puncheex because: correecting quotes.