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Remarkable photos of the world's first underwater nuclear explosion

In 1946, the US detonated two nuclear bombs in Bikini Atoll to test the effects of nuclear bombs on naval warships. The second bomb that exploded was named Baker, and it was the first nuclear bomb to detonate underwater. Recently, these rare photographs of the explosion have surfaced, giving valuable insight into the destructive properties [...]

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from Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Remarkable photos of the world's first underwater nuclear explosion

In 1946, the US detonated two nuclear bombs in Bikini Atoll to test the effects of nuclear bombs on naval warships. The second bomb that exploded was named Baker, and it was the first nuclear bomb to detonate underwater. Recently, these rare photographs of the explosion have surfaced, giving valuable insight into the destructive properties [...]

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The first nuclear bomb was tested at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951. The nuke shot was called  ‘Able’ and it was the first air-dropped nuclear device to be exploded on American soil.

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from The Atlantic

When We Tested Nuclear Bombs

Exposed wiring of The Gadget, the nuclear device which exploded as part of Trinity, the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb. At the time of this photo, the device was being prepared for its detonation, which took place on July 16, 1945. (U.S. Department of Defense)

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A children’s puzzle of the successful explosion of the first nuclear bomb in China, October 16, 1964. Approximately 20 million Chinese had perished from famine in the previous 4 years, due to Mao’s failed ‘Great Leap Forward’.

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World's First Nuclear Explosion in Underwater - Nuclear Bomb Testing in ...

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The horrifying power of modern atomic bombs. via fastco.
from Co.Design

Ingeniously Charting The Horrifying Power Of Today's Nuclear Bombs

The horrifying power of modern atomic bombs. via fastco.

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Ground Zero Crater Left by Detonation of the World's First Nuclear Bomb

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TIL in 1952 1000 british men were ordered to strip to the waist and watch Britain's first nuclear bomb test from a few miles away. Now the few survivors and their children have severe health problems.

Hanford High School was closed in 1943 for the creation of the Hanford Site, home to the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world, used to create the first nuclear bomb

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