This Is How Scientists Detect Secret Nuclear Tests

Their methods include systems to monitor surface, underground, and underwater tests.

This week the MinutePhysics team reveals how scientists detect nuclear explosions on, inside, or above the Earth. While detecting nuclear tests is not all that difficult using advanced monitoring systems, triangulating the exact location is difficult. In the video above, discover the methodologies in place to detect explosions whether they’re in the atmosphere, underground, underwater, and on the Earth’s surface.