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This and other recent satellite photos show North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said Friday. The Punggye-ri site photos, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, reveal over the past month North Koreans may be sealing the tunnel into a mountainside where a nuclear device would be detonated.

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Images suggest NKorea ready for nuke test

Recent satellite photos show North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said Friday.

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