Irbene Radio Telescopes

The main RT-32 antenna in the forest of IrbeneAn interesting article about radio telescopes in Irbene

As the Cold War between US and USSR entered above Space, the need for Space espionage made Soviets to design ways to track and decode signals from US satellites.   The project begun in 1967 when the remote areas of the Ventspils district was allocated to secret buildup of object codenamed “Starlet”. The location was chosen because of dense low populated forest areas of Slītere that also was part of the Soviet border zone – so that no stranger could not ever discover this object. Continue reading: https://latvianhistory.com/2013/03/05/the-irbene-radio-telescopes/

Photos of the abandoned kindergarten in Kopachi village after the Chernobyl disaster

The 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, is the only accident in the history of commercial nuclear power to cause fatalities from radiation. There was a sudden and unexpected power surge, and when an emergency shutdown was attempted, an exponentially larger spike in power output occurred, which led to a reactor vessel rupture and a series of steam explosions, creating the worst nuclear accident in history. Continue reading: Chernobyl disaster

Chernobyl disaster kindergarden

Source: The Vintage News