Researchers: Radioactive Australian sheep bolster nuclear weapon test claim against Israel. Newly uncovered data from radioactive sheep has provided “robust” evidence that a “double flash” detected nearly 39 years ago from a remote island group was a nuclear explosion. The Minister for Arms Control, Winston Peters, has asked officials to brief him on the findings after they were highlighted by Wellington health researcher Professor Nick Wilson. Since soon after the flash was detected by optical instruments from a US “Vela” satellite high above Earth in September 1979, there has been debate about whether it was a nuclear explosion – and speculation that it was a weapon test by Israel. Some believe it was simply a meteoroid hitting the satellite.
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