Nuclear Bomb Photos

This is absolutely fascinating and terrifying. I’m amazed at how far our understanding of science has gotten us. I only wish that our knowledge of hydrogen bombs (fusion bombs) would enable us to travel faster and further into space. Project Orion, a space shuttle powered by nuclear propulsion, was intended for just that… however, the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty prohibits all nuclear test detonations (except for underground). Hat tip: Roger

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U.S. military observers watch the explosion during Operation Crossroads Baker, a nuclear test conducted on Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946. This was the fifth nuclear explosion ever, after two other tests and the two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (U.S. Department of Defense)

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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. (AP Photo)

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The test explosion of a hydrogen bomb during Operation Redwing over the Bikini Atoll on May 20, 1956. (AP Photo)

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