|Listed in alpha-numeric order are public released photos in the Nevada
Operations Office photo archive. Clicking on the photo thumbnails will produce the full
8x10 photograph for downloading and printing. To download any image, read the Image Download Instructions. All of these full size
photographs vary in size from 180k to over 600k. Should these photos be used in any manner
that requires a credit line, the wording should read: "U.S. Department of Energy
Individuals wishing to purchase a glossy 8x10
photo should contact LaTomya Glass at the U.S.
Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office, Office of Public Affairs and Information,
|CAA-72-4 Line-of-sight pipes are fabricated inside
tunnels at Rainier Mesa on DOE's Nevada Test Site. These tapered pipes can be several
inches to 27 feet in diameter. Experiments are located in the pipe's test chambers 900 to
2,000 feet from the detonation point. DOE works with the Defense Nuclear Agency in
measuring the effects of blast-produced radiation on military hardware.
|N-1086 A nuclear explosive and diagnostic canister
for a test named "Handley" is lowered down-hole at Pahute Mesa in the
Northwestern corner of the Nevada Test Site. Pahute Mesa is used for higher-yield tests
because of its remoteness. The Handley test, with a yield equivalent to more than one
million tons of TNT, was conducted March, 1970. A cable chute (at right) prevents crimping
and guides the timing, firing and diagnostic cables down-hole.
|NF-1679 Final test preparations include running
miles of cable downhole which will transmit vital test information to the diagnostic
trailers to the left. A rack containing instrumentation to go down-hole is assembled in
the tower to the right. Subsidence craters from earlier underground tests dot the
|NF-2192 Signal cables are laid out at a test
location on Yucca Flat, the principal underground nuclear weapons testing area at NTS.
Cranes will lower the cable down-hole with the weapons canister. The cables will relay
scientific data to recording trailers at the surface. The tower was used to mount
scientific instruments in the instrumentation canister suspended from the crane on the
left. The tower will be removed in sections before the detonation. The drilled emplacement
hole is beneath the tower.
Last Updated November 01, 1999
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