Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

This is a photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation, shot by Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton in 1952 through his Rapatronic (Rapid Action ...

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

This is a photo of an atomic bomb milliseconds after detonation, shot by Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton in 1952 through his Rapatronic (Rapid Action ...

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton invented the rapatronic camera, a device capable of capturing images from the fleeting instant directly following a nuclear explosion. These single-use cameras were able to snap a photo one ten-millionth of a second after detonation from about seven miles away, with an exposure time of as little as ten nanoseconds.

Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton invented the rapatronic camera, a device capable of capturing images from the fleeting instant directly following a nuclear explosion. These single-use cameras were able to snap a photo one ten-millionth of a second after detonation from about seven miles away, with an exposure time of as little as ten nanoseconds.

Accidental Surrealism #5... Nuclear detonation photographed by a Rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation.

Accidental Surrealism #5... Nuclear detonation photographed by a Rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation.

This is 1/100,000,000th of a second after the first photo. See those little horns coming out the bottom? That’s lightning bolting down the tension wires of the now engulfed tower created by the force of karate-chopped atoms.

Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

This is 1/100,000,000th of a second after the first photo. See those little horns coming out the bottom? That’s lightning bolting down the tension wires of the now engulfed tower created by the force of karate-chopped atoms.

Nuclear explosion photographed by rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation.

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Nuclear explosion photographed by rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation.

Nuclear test Plumbbob Whitney | 1957 | An electrical discharge caused by the ionization of air. | Rapatronic camera photo

Nuclear test Plumbbob Whitney | 1957 | An electrical discharge caused by the ionization of air. | Rapatronic camera photo

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