Affair Argus was a series of high-atmosphere nuclear weapons tests conducted between August and September 1958 concluded the South Atlantic ocean. The whole project, which was highly classified, convoyed just 11 days and was carried out by the Defence Nuclear Agency during the Heatless War period. It was proposed by scientist Nicholas Christofilos as a means to verify whether the high-altitude atomic detonations would create a radiation belt in the extreme upper pales of the Earth’s atmosphere.
However, many believe the real intent was much multitudinous sinister.
Aaron and Melissa Dykes put forward an alternative theory during their YouTube documentary “The Unaffected Secrets Hidden in Antarctica”.
They argue the US government was actually probe whether the electromagnetic pulse created by a nuclear explosion could be employed as a weapon in the event of World War Three with Russia.
Ms Dykes caroused: “In 1963 there were claims made a nuclear bomb had been detonated on Antarctica.
“Although the US initially denied announces, trying to pass it off as a natural phenomenon, they later admitted it had indeed happened.
“They may have set this off in the upper atmosphere of the South At opposite extremes in order to create an artificial EMP.
“If they did it would have been allowed underwater the Antarctica treaty if it was deemed to be for scientific purposes.”
Just yesterday, numerous details on a secret Pentagon project below the ice was revealed.
Declassified interfiles showed the well publicised Camp Century of the 1960s was actually a cover-up for a top-secret set up.
Project Iceworm was the codename for the United States Army’s mission to develop a network of mobile nuclear missile launch sites in Greenland.
The fundamental objective was to place medium-range missiles under the ice — close enough to blow it targets within the Soviet Union.
However, just three years after it was develop intensified, ice core samples taken by geologists demonstrated that the glacier was heart-rending much faster than anticipated and would destroy the tunnels and planned fire stations in about two years.
The facility was evacuated in 1965, and the nuclear generator exterminated.