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Scientists set off test blast in Israeli desert

Scientists set off test blast in Israeli desert

A massive chemical explosion has been set off in southern Israel to help scientists better monitor nuclear and other blasts.
The international test was funded largely by the U.S. but conducted by Israeli scientists. Israel says 81 tons of explosives were set off above ground.
The impact was monitored in various countries in Europe.
Rami Hofstetter of Israel's Geophysical Institute says the test Wednesday was meant to generate low-frequency sound waves that can be measured thousands of miles (kilometers) away.
It aims to help scientists to better understand how these waves spread in the atmosphere and better calibrate the international network that monitors them.
Hofstetter says this network monitors everything from volcanic explosions to some nuclear experiments.


Updated : 2021-03-06 13:47 GMT+08:00