From: Peter Davenport <director.nul> Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 12:29:54 -0700 Archived: Sat, 07 May 2011 07:44:27 -0400 Subject: Re: News Links - 03-05-11 >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 17:48:45 +0000 >Subject: Re: News Links - 03-05-11 >>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 09:45:40 -0600 >>Subject: Re: News Links - 03-05-11 >>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>>To: <post.nul> >>>Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 18:29:14 +0000 >>>Subject: Re: News Links - 03-05-11 >>>>Project Mogul, UFOs And Soviet Nuclear Detonations >>>>Kevin Randle >>>>http://tinyurl.com/6jvdhx4 >><snip> >>>Actually, there are two spheres containing nitrogen. Some forms >>>of nitrogen are very stable and other compounds are not. Think >>>ammonium nitrate fertilizer and how it has been used as an >>>explosive ingredient. Therefore, under certain specific >>>conditions, it can explode. Perhaps, if a sphere filled with N2 >>>is hit by lightning. >>Molecular nitrogen (N2) is quite chemically inert, and cannot be >>made to 'explode' via lightning or other energy input. Indeed, >>N2 is a _product_ of the detonation of nitrogen-bearing >>explosives, effectively recovering the energy required to break >>the strong triple bond in N2. >Thanks for correcting my suggestion of lightening strike causing >breakup of device. Could there be another reason it would have >exploded? To me, N2 under pressure seemed a bit unstable. Are >you saying that it is not? Mike and Kathy, I agree with the comments that both of you have made, regarding nitrogen. However, it is well established in the field of biology that the principal source of nitrogen for plant growth is nitrogen- containing molecules, which are created by lightning. Molecular nitrogen (N subscript 2) is generally very chemically stable. However, the temperatures that occur in proximity to a bolt of lightning is sufficient to separate the atoms of nitrogen, making them available as free radicals for combination with atoms of other elements, e.g. oxygen. Peter NUFORC Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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