Re: PAC 3 a hit! woo hoooo!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 12:45:12 MDT

John Clark wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:
> >On the contrary, so long as you are tracking all shipments of material with
> >density signatures of lead or higher into and out of suspect areas (Afghanistan,
> >Iraq, etc) you ought to be able to snag most suspect packages.
> A satellite is going to detect 10 pounds of Plutonium buried in the back of a truck
> under 3 tons of horse manure? I don't think so.

Since they can spot a golfball now, I imagine that they ought to be able to find
a golfball of plutonium... ;)

> >an Air Force astronaut testing a new spy camera that can see through the
> >earth and detect underground caverns and odd density objects due to the
> >background neutrino flow through the earth.
> If a neutrino can pass through 10 light years of lead with only a 50% probability
> of being absorbed it's not going to show up by being stopped by a few pounds of
> Plutonium.

Ah, but does it behave in an optical manner, mass bending the path of the

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