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Old 06-05-2014, 03:13 AM   #177
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This crater on northern Elysium Planitia is a little more than twice the diameter of the famous Meteor Crater in Arizona.. It was formed by the impact and subsequent explosion..The image was taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera aboard the Mars Global Surveyor in July, 1998..Craters on Mars larger than 1 km exist by the hundreds of thousands, but only about 1000 of them have names..Arkhangelsky Crater is a crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 41.4° S and 24.8° W. It is 125 km across and was named after A.D. Arkhangelsky a Russian geologist..

Webb crater on the moon, as seen from Lunar Orbiter 1. Several smaller craters can be seen in and around Webb crater..Sedan was a thermonuclear device with a fission yield less than 30% and a fusion yield about 70%..The timing of the test put it within the Operation Storax fiscal year, but Sedan was functionally part of Operation Plowshare, and the test protocol was sponsored and conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with minimal involvement by the United States Department of Defense. The explosive device was lowered into a shaft drilled into the desert alluvium 194 m (636 ft) deep...The fusion-fission blast had a yield equivalent to 104 kilotons of TNT (435 terajoules) and lifted a dome of earth 90 m (300 ft) above the desert floor before it vented at 3 seconds after detonation, exploding upward and outward displacing more than 11,000,000 t (11,000,000 long tons; 12,000,000 short tons) of soil.. The resulting crater is 100 m (330 ft) deep with a diameter of about 390 m (1,280 ft). A circular area of the desert floor 5 miles across was obscured by fast-expanding dust clouds moving out horizontally from the base surge, akin to pyroclastic surge..The blast caused seismic waves equivalent to an earthquake of 4.75 on the Richter scale..Yucca Flat has been called "the most irradiated, nuclear-blasted spot on the face of the earth"..The strongest observed winds on a planet in our solar system occur on Neptune and Saturn..Wind direction is usually expressed in terms of the direction from which it originates. For example, a northerly wind blows from the north to the south...

The first test explosion at Yucca Flat came after 5 prior atmospheric tests at nearby Area 5 as part of Operation Ranger. On October 22, 1951, the "Able" test of Operation Buster was detonated at the top of a tower in Area 7, resulting in a nuclear yield less than an equivalent kilogram of TNT; the shot was a fizzle. It was the world's first failure of a nuclear device. Over the next 2 weeks,4 successful tests were conducted via airdrop, with bomber aircraft releasing nuclear weapons over Area 7..At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger"..Created by Allied mining and demolition experts over several months, the mine was packed with 27,216 kilograms of explosives, set in 2 charges 18 metres apart and 16 metres below ground. The X-plosion obliterated between 91 and 122 metres of the German dug-outs, thought to have been full of German troops.. Debris was reported to have been thrown 1200 metres (4000 ft) into the air. At the time, the blast was loudest man made sound in history...Nataraja The Lord (or King) of Dance;, is a depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation..The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit..Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana hurled a single projectile..Charged with all the power of the Universe..An incandescent column of smoke and flame..As bright as The 1'000 suns... wise, Judah..It's a Roman world..and all the children are Insane.. If you want to live in it, you must become part of it...I tell you, Judah, it's no accident that one small village on the Tiber was chosen to rule the world...It wasn't just our legions...No, it was fate that chose us to civilize the world - and we have. Our roads and our ships connect every corner of the earth, Roman law, architecture, literature are the glory of the human race...

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