Storax Sedan Crater, Nevada Test Site, Aerial

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Comments (14)

Alen Lukovac on December 2, 2011

Pretty amazing!YSL

Alen Lukovac on December 2, 2011

Greetings from Croatia.

Brent Cooper on December 2, 2011

Greetings back to you from Reno! brent

BueBunny63 on December 10, 2011

It's spelled SEDAN. That was the codename of the shot that created this crater. It has nothing to do with the African nation.

Brent Cooper on December 10, 2011

Man, that was my mistake, sorry!

Brent Cooper on December 10, 2011

Rainier Mesa is visible in the distance.

Brent Cooper on December 10, 2011

Storax Sedan was a shallow underground nuclear test conducted in Area 10 of Yucca Flat at the Nevada National Security Site on 6 July 1962 as part of Operation Plowshare, a program to investigate the use of nuclear weapons for mining, cratering, and other civilian purposes. The radioactive fallout from the test contaminated more US residents than any other nuclear test, and the Sedan Crater is the largest man-made crater in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Info from Wikipedia.

Michael Schäffner on December 17, 2011

Wow, a big hole in the ground... Regards, Michael

Anna Grigorjeva on July 9, 2013

Beautiful shot! Like! Greetings from Estonia, Anna

Brent Cooper on July 9, 2013

Thank you Anna Grigorjeva for your visit to one of my more memorable photos. I was employed there at the Nevada Test Site, back in the day.

Rodrigo França on August 5, 2013

Bom dia amigos! Estava eu passeando curioso pelos lugares remotos o Google Map e encontrei a sua foto. Parabén! Muito interessante.

Brent Cooper on August 5, 2013

Thank you Rod!

Bob45 on October 22, 2013

Whaou!!! It's impressive!



j. fernandez on November 19, 2015

Excellent view and wonderful photo. L

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