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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Atomic Bomb Detonation

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This website has a handful of pictures showing the initial moments of an atomic bomb detonation. The explosion looks nothing like one would expect; it looks vaguely organic.
Automatic Camera situated 7 miles from blast with 10 foot lens. Shutter speed equaled 1/100,000,000 of-a-second exposure.

I always have a vague fascination with pictures of Nuclear explosions. They're very beautiful, and yet they scare the hell out of me.

Link (via Boing Boing)