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The First Millisecond Of A Nuclear Explosion

Posted on the 14 December 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
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A nuclear explosion from the Tumbler-Snapper tests performed in Nevada during 1952 captured by a high speed Rapid Action Electronic camera. It looks different from all nuclear explosions you've seen because it's what it looks like one millisecond after detonation.
Only one millisecond after the bomb explodes, this 65.6-foot (20 meters) ball of fire appears in midair, with spikes that look like rotten teeth or stalactites of fire (called the rope trick effect).The Presurfer

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