North Star Bay

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View of North Star Bay with Thule Air Base in foreground.
The unnamed berg pictured above has been frozen in place by sea ice in North Star Bay.

North Star Bay (Danish: North Star Bugt, also called Thule Harbor or Bylot Sound[1]) is a bay in Wolstenholme Fjord, Greenland.

The bay was the site of a Cold War nuclear accident when a B-52 bomber carrying four thermonuclear bombs crashed, spreading contaminated material over the area. Thule Air Base is located at the edge of the bay.


  1. ^ Eriksson, Mats (April 2002). "On Weapons Plutonium in the Arctic Environment (Thule, Greenland)" (PDF). Lund University. p. 11. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 

Coordinates: 76°33′41″N 68°49′39″W / 76.56139°N 68.82750°W / 76.56139; -68.82750