Monday, July 04, 2005


Something that makes me go "Hmmmmm..."

The deep impact probe... Is it a practice run?
Weight of intercept vehicle as posted on the NASA webpage (viewed 4, July 2005): 816lbs.
Weight of the Mk-61 nuclear warhead as posted on Dan's History (also viewed 4, July 2005): 695-716lbs.

Notice how the probes weight meshes up with the warheads max. listed weight, but with 100lbs more. Of course a bigger warhead might be calculated if you tally the observation vehicle in the Deep Impact mission. But the Mk-61 seems numerous and would be a likely OTS candidate in a "We gotta do something or we'll be the next dinosaurs" mission.

Makes ya go hmmm... Doesn't it?

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