Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 23 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 684 times:
Ok bloody hell here we go:
1) I won't even bother.
5) A meteor/comet/spacefaring object smashed into the ground there and leveled a few thousand acres of Siberia.
7) I think Hitler made the French sign the surrender document in a train car at the exact same place that the Germans surrendered to the Allies after WWI?
8) Mig-29? Su-27?
10) Valdez, Alaska.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 669 times:
3) Well, Talkeetna is used for some sightseeing flights around Denali. I think this Kahiltna Airport is somewhere near the mountain. I have no idea what the flying services are. I flew on a sightseeing tour of Denali once, but we left from Denali, and I'm guessing it was from this Kahiltna airport.
4) Ellesmere Island
10) I would guess Valdez, AK, because that is the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline. I would imagine they would want an ice-free port so that year-round shipping could occur. Also, I know the Alaska Marine Highway reaches Valdez in the winter.
For sure, Seward, AK is accessible year-round, and Anchorage is not.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 662 times:
Oh yeah, I forgot one.
5) This was believed to be a COMET impact, which hit in 1908, and is probably the most recent encounter Earth has had with an object of that size. The comet itself was semething like 200 or 300 ft across when it made contact, but that's still a tremendous release of energy. Trees were leveled in perfect circles for dozens and dozens of miles.
At the time the comet hit, most scientists still refused to believe that a comet or meteor could ever survive the trip through Earth's atmosphere. I think Tanguska was a mystery for many years after the initial impact.
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 657 times:
YEA, one more quiz...
1. Mt. Everest, 8848 m
K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen) 8611 m
Annapurna, 8091 m
Cho Oyu, 8153 m
Makalu, 8481 m
Kangchenjunga, 8598 m
Manaslu, 8156 m
Lhotse, 8511 m
Gasherbrum II, 8035 m
Broad Peak, 8047 m
Gasherbrum I, 8068 m
Dhaulaghiri, 8167 m
Shisma Pagma (Goshaintan), 8046 m
Lhotse Shar, 8398 m
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 648 times:
8. incorrect-that question may be a little misleading so here is a clarification-I'm looking for the aircraft that the USAF was evaluating along with the F-15E in a "fly-off"
9. incorrect but a good guess
3. Yes Talkeetna airport is used for sightseeing flights to Denali, and you are damn close when you say "this Kahiltna Airport is near the mountain"-I'll give it to you-the Kahiltna International Airport (its just a common nickname) is on the Southeast Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier located on Denali and is where climbing expeditions are dropped off.
1. You got 13 out of 14-Lhotse Shar is not considered a separate mountain but rather another summit of Lhotse-you left out one mountain...
8. Correct-the "cranked arrow" delta wing F-16XL
3. While I am not sure which ones are still open or have closed-the ones I am aware of are
Doug Geeting Aviation
Talkeetna Air Taxi
and the last one slipped my mind (I just woke up)
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 635 times:
ok greg ill try some,
#3-i only know Reeve
#4-Ellesmere (sp?) Island
#5-Pretty easy, it was a big asteroid that struck the earth in the middle of russian siberia.
#7-The french surrendered in the same railroad car as the germans did in WW1, it was also at the same place the railroad car was standing at both times.
#9-i dont get the question
#10-somewhere in Greenland, maybe Godhab?
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 610 times:
One interesting thing about Tunguska in 1908 - there was no impact crater, yet trees were indeed blown down for miles around during that event. The force of the Tunguska blast was probably as powerful as a 12-megaton thermonuclear explosion.
The cause? Today, most scientists believe it was the result of a comet or an asteroid which exploded well above ground after hurtling through Earth's atmosphere. Enough kinetic energy would have built up until the comet/asteroid was too weakened to hold itself together, so it exploded. The effects would've been similar to a nuclear explosion, but without the lethal radiation.
EIPremier is right, that theory was not generally accepted at first, and so people came up with wild theories like exploding alien ships or some kind of antimatter explosion or even a black hole hitting the Earth. The craters we see on the Moon (and other planets, moons and asteroids) were not even generally thought to have been caused by meteorite impacts until the late 1960's! And Meteor Crater in northern Arizona was at one time thought to be a volcano!