|Intl. Notebook||Jun 26 2013|
This is one of the more famous images of a nuclear detonation, a shot of the American blast codenamed Dakota, which was part of Operation Redwing, conducted at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, today in 1956. The layered effect you see is sometimes called a Wilson cloud, and consists of water vapor condensed out of the atmosphere by rarefaction, an aftereffect of a shockwave traveling through humid air. In order to perform tests on Bikini Atoll, about 200 Micronesian inhabitants were forced to relocate. They and their descendants hope to return one day, but as of now their home is still too contaminated with radiation.
|Intl. Notebook||May 21 2011|
Photo of a U.S. nuclear test conducted at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific, the bomb having been dropped from a plane flying about 12,000 feet up, today 1956.
|Intl. Notebook||Mar 17 2009|
Codenamed Castle Bravo, this is the explosion resulting from the first U.S. test of a dry fuel thermonuclear hydrogen bomb. It happened fifty-five years ago this month, on Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Micronesia.