Shot Of Nuclear Explosion A Millisecond After Detonation

July 6, 2012


This is a shot of a nuclear explosion less than a millisecond after detonation, taken using a magical camera. Well, it's not really magic, I just don't understand how it works so that MAKES it magic. Same goes for magnets and microwaves. It's all little wizards as far as I'm concerned. *banging on microwave* WAKE UP -- WAKE UP AND DO YOUR LITTLE SPELLS ON MY HOT POCKET.

It was captured less than 1 millisecond after the detonation using a rapatronic camera, which is capable of exposure times as brief as 10 nanoseconds (one nanosecond is one billionth of a second). The photograph was shot from roughly 7 miles away during the Tumbler-Snapper tests in Nevada (1952). The fireball is roughly 20 meters in diameter, and three times hotter than the surface of the sun.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Yeah -- WHY THE F*CK DOES IT HAVE LEGS?" Right?! I hate to yell government conspiracy, but I just did and now everyone at Starbucks is staring at me. YOU'RE ALL SHEEP, YOU HEAR ME -- SHEEP! Also, did somebody die in the bathroom? Because I'm about to piss myself. "Looks like you did already." *looking down* That's from earlier -- it's almost dry.

Thanks to Darkmorcel, who agrees a picture of a nuclear explosion a second BEFORE detonation is just a picture of a nuclear bomb. The more you know.

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