Monday, February 16, 2009

Two Invisible Objects Collide

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A case where luck has run out. The nuclear subs make a point of being totally invisible. So, they are cruising the ocean without navigation lights, so to speak. All they are doing is living on the odds they never collide, even though they like to cruise at the same depth, which is the oceanic max thermocline (reflects surface sonar). But lots of nuclear subs have sunk before, they don't really release anything.

8 comments:

Silver Fox said...

That's almost like the two satellites that recently collided!

Silver Fox said...

Hey, I'm just terrible at writing these word verification thingies this morning. Must need more coffee?

Did you see where I quoted you on my blog recently?!

Harold Asmis said...

I just saw it! Maybe there's some geology work closing up Yucca Mountain! :)

Silver Fox said...

Hmmm... Yucca... I kind of thought you had to work for the state (DRI) or DOE for that. Did know a few people who worked there - way back in the 80's.

Harold Asmis said...

No, I don't know anybody. I'm sure the originals have all died of boredom!

Anonymous said...

What I find interesting is that there is a huge possibility that the anti-sonar technology could have been so far advanced that they never saw one another coming...that is pretty scary and quite remarkable. I watched a video that said the odds were a million to one. WOW!

http://www.newsy.com/

Harold Asmis said...

Yes, and even after, they didn't know what they hit!

Harbles said...

My ample gut tells me that there is far more to both stories than meets the eye.
Russian /American/Chinese ASAT rivalry may be behind the Satellite incident but The Brits and Frenchies playing chicken with boomers?
The odds against both incidents makes this indeed most peculiar.