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Disused Mines as Subterranean Observatories for Supernovas

Tunneling into the abyss to gaze out into the firmament. It's the Super-Kamiokande once more, simply because the whole thing's so incredibly beautiful, here photographed after its reconstruction and before it was filled with 50,000 tons of pure heavy water. Once disused again, can we have it, rent free? It'll be the summer residence for Pruned.

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Unraveling the cosmos in the depths of Antarctica
  • Anonymous
  • July 5, 2007 at 1:18:00 PM CDT
  • Wow.

    Now.. where are the underground cities and lizard people? ;p

  • Anonymous
  • July 5, 2007 at 1:39:00 PM CDT
  • It will be filled with pure "heavy" water, not regular water. It's made with an isotope of hydrogen that has an extra neutron, making it heavier than ordinary water. You should make the correction

  • Alexander Trevi
  • July 6, 2007 at 11:53:00 AM CDT
  • Anonymous, thanks for the clarification. Correction made.

    And King Bunny, those will be in a future post, ostensibly titled "Underground Gardening with the Lizard People & Other Horticultural Mis-Tales by Martha Stewart".

  • Anonymous
  • August 10, 2007 at 11:30:00 PM CDT
  • incorrect it does not use heavy water. It uses only extremely pure water.

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