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JML
04-09-2006, 08:07 AM
after watching the movie 'the hills have eyes', I went on a google to find
those craters..
I found them a little be later and was surprised because there were so many..

if you have google earth, enter this coordinates :

3710'37" -1162'48"

the big one is 'sedan'
(Sedan was a cratering experiment as part of the Plowshare program - the peaceful uses of nuclear explosives. The 104-kiloton nuclear device explosion displaced about 12 million tons of earth, creating a crater 1,280 feet in diameter and 320 feet deep)-from one of their tourist sites

Carm3D
04-09-2006, 11:15 AM
I looked it up in GoogleEarth.. Indeed interesting.

Peaceful uses of nuclear explosives.. Hmm. I don't think fallout is very peaceful.

JML
04-09-2006, 11:25 AM
yeah I know :)

but the hole is incredible..

the scary thing that this huge crater was created with 104kiloton, todays weapons are in megatons.. 8~

Carm3D
04-09-2006, 11:27 AM
I just looked to the south.. So many of them. This is so wrong.

adrian
04-09-2006, 02:08 PM
What did you think of the film? I thought the director made good use of the scenery... although it was probably the sickest film I've ever seen :)

JML
04-09-2006, 02:23 PM
yes, very sick, some parts were really disturbing,

I liked the scenery, it was good to see a movie like that in the desert
instead of the usual horror places..

Riplakish
04-09-2006, 04:41 PM
I just looked to the south.. So many of them. This is so wrong.

I'm not sure how much you appreciate what has come directly from this research. As a matter of fact, almost all technology can trace itself back to its original military application.

The most obvious is seen in the medical field and nuclear power... After all, by 2000,
80+% of electricity in the US was supposed to be from nuclar power. [Un]fortunately, the movie "The China Syndrome" opened on a Friday, and 3 Mile Island happened (IIRC) on that Sunday.

Radiation in the 50s and 60s was billed as the cure-all for just about every human ailment imaginable. The after-effects were an after-thought.

lesterfoster
04-09-2006, 06:49 PM
What a big ugly hole in the ground.

JML
04-09-2006, 08:16 PM
what's interesting is all the rest around it, south of it.

and the hole is a lot bigger than what's shown on googleearth.

I found that on google:
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/sedan_aerial.jpg

DrTWT
04-09-2006, 08:19 PM
wow, this is very interesting...

JML, you thread cost me 2 hours of my life tonight!!! :D GoogleEarth is just too cool and I can't stop myself...

JML
04-09-2006, 08:53 PM
JML, you thread cost me 2 hours of my life tonight!!! :D GoogleEarth is just too cool and I can't stop myself...

the same thing happened to me the first time I used it.. :)
it's great to go anywhere in the world...

riki
04-09-2006, 09:01 PM
Speak of Earth, here's an interesting site. Maybe of some relevance to you're next doomsday movie.

How to destroy the Earth (http://qntm.org/destroy)