May 15, 2011

Picture of the Day: Three Insane Mushroom Clouds

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THREE INSANE MUSHROOM CLOUDS

 


Photograph via PIERRE J.

 
This is the third picture of a series of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia. This is a scan of a (digitally restored) hardcopy of a picture taken by the French army
 


Photograph by AP Photo

 

A massive column of water rises from the sea as the U.S. detonate an atom bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device, July 25, 1946.

 


Photograph by AP Photo

 

A 1971 photo of a nuclear bomb detonated by the French government at the Mururoa atoll, French Polynesia.

 

via In Focus: When We Tested Nuclear Bombs

 

 

 

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