Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nevada Test Site

This is the area where the US did a lot of nuclear detonation tests. Notice the biggest crater at the top. That's Sedan Crater, and at 390m it is the largest man-made crater in the United States. It was created to study the use of nuclear weapons for mining and cratering. It released the most radioactive fallout of any test in the US. This is the explosion that made it:

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