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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

the Pt would make a nice anti-asteroid warhead, when mounted in a suitable delievry vehicle.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 8:13:44 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Squantos

Big Honking Widget Ping


25 posted on 10/25/2011 8:17:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RitchieAprile

Wikipedia says the B-53 actually uses Oralloy (Oak_ridge_alloy = 90+% pure HEU) and *not* Plutonium! That’s how old it is! Seriously, this is something like a 1955 design. Good for Chevys, bad for nukes. (almost good enough for tagline material right there)

Thing is > If we really, truly needed it for asteroid repulsion, I’d want a much lighter (and thus more reliably launched) and newer (more reliably fired) device, I think. When it comes to frying Mecca, I wouldn’t be as picky. (just not really kidding)


30 posted on 10/25/2011 8:33:23 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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