The U.S. air force is expected to start flying on the Korean Peninsula in the coming hours to take air samples and make sure that North Korea was a nuclear event.
The aircraft of the air force WC-135, known as the "Constant Phoenix" will search for the distinctive elements of the nuclear testing of any type, studying the air. The collected samples can be analyzed to determine exactly what happened.
Japanese company Air Defense Force also said that sends four aircraft to collect dust in the air. Four engines of U.S. air force aircraft equipped with devices that collect radioactive material from the atmosphere on the filter paper. Planes also have a "compressor system for whole air samples collected in holding spheres," according to Bulletin of the air force.
The United States also will create a ground station in the area, which will also take samples.
The constant Phoenix program originated in 1947, the then air force, which later became the air force used the model of the B-29 bomber, to try to detect evidence of Soviet nuclear tests.
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