Intrigued? Just stare at this photo a bit and try to imagine what it might possibly be. I'm thinking... the secret lair of Jame Bond's nemesis? Better yet... evidence of a crashed spaceship!... (because it looks a lot like the top part of the U.S.S. Enterprise to me).
Turns out, we're not so lucky. Brookings reveals the bitter truth...
Beneath this concrete dome on Runit Island, part of Enewetak Atoll,
built between 1977 and 1980 at a cost of about $239 million, lie
111,000 cubic yards or radioactive soil and debris from Bikini and
Rongelap atolls. The dome covers the 30-foot deep, 350-foot wide
crater created by the May 5, 1958, Cactus test.
It almost has the look of a golden flame that has taken an unfortunate tumble onto it's side. However, to the trained eye (such as those belonging to Tinselman... and practically everyone who's ever seen it), one can tell the true nature of this glorious wonder: poop. Giant Golden Poop!... gleaming like a poopy beacon atop the Asahi brewery in Asakusa.