Monday, May 25, 2015

Apocalypse Monday

Rather than posting apocalyptic artwork, this is a photograph of the largest nuclear detonation in history. The Soviet Union conducted the nuclear test on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago on 30 October 1961. The device, known as the Tsar Bomba, provided a yield of 50 megatons, which is equivalent to approximately 1500 atomic bombs like the one dropped on Hiroshima or ten times the combined energy all the conventional weapons used during World War II. The mushroom cloud seen in this photo climbed 95 kilometers into the sky.

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