by Rick Moran, PJ Media:
The U.S. detected a powerful explosion at the Nyonoksa test site in Russia on August 8 that experts believe occurred during a test of a new Russian nuclear-propelled missile referred to as the SSX-C-9 Skyfall by NATO and as the 9M370 Burevestnik (Storm Petrel) by Russia. Radiation in the area spiked up to 16 times the normal level.
Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the existence of the missile last year.
Theoretically, a missile fueled by a nuclear reaction could strike any target on planet Earth. But the challenges of building such a missile are daunting and Western experts believe developing the missile to be beyond the technological capabilities of Russia.