Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip – New York Times



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Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip
New York Times
Stanislav Petrov, a 44-year-old lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces, was the duty officer at a secret command center outside Moscow when the alarms went off. Computers warned that five missiles had been launched from an American base ...


 
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