Latest Underground nuclear testing Stories

Very Large Array Detected Two US Underground Nuclear Tests
2012-12-06 07:31:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists searching for rogue nukes have discovered an unlikely tool, astronomical radio telescopes. When they demonstrated that South Korean GPS stations detected telltale atmospheric disturbances from North Korea's 2009 nuclear test, a research team from Ohio State University discovered another unlikely tool. The discovery that underground nuclear explosions leave their mark on the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere led to the...

2012-01-10 23:43:22

A new analysis of satellite data from the late 1990s documents for the first time the “uplift” of ground above a site of underground nuclear testing, providing researchers a potential new tool for analyzing the strength of detonation. The study has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters. Lead author Paul Vincent, a geophysicist at Oregon State University, cautions that the findings won´t lead to dramatic new ability to detect secret nuclear explosions...

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