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New HD Restoration Of 1945 Trinity And 1953 Upshot–Knothole Grable Nuclear Bomb Tests

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posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 10:13 AM
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The first clip below, which was posted yesterday on YouTube, includes three different shots of the original Trinity nuclear test footage after restoration, which removed "dirt and scratches and minimizing some defects in the processing of the original negative."(*) The Trinity Test was the first detonation of a nuclear weapon "by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project."(*)
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Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, now part of White Sands Missile Range. The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test.

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The clips below, show the restored HD footage from the Federal Civil Defense Administration's Upshot–Knothole Grable nuclear weapons test, that was conducted "on May 25, 1953, in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site." The clips show the devastating effects of the the heat blast, as well as the shock wave, on different vehicles, including an airplane and a military tent.


Upshot–Knothole Grable was a nuclear weapons test conducted by the United States as part of Operation Upshot–Knothole. Detonation of the associated nuclear weapon occurred 19 seconds after its deployment at 8:30am PDT (1530 UTC) on May 25, 1953, in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site. The code name Grable was chosen because the letter Grable is phonetic for G, as in "gun", since the warhead was a gun-type fission weapon. As a shell, or artillery-fired atomic projectile (AFAP), the device was the first of its kind. The test remains the only nuclear artillery shell ever actually fired in the U.S. nuclear weapons test program.



The detonation of Grable occurred 6 seconds after its firing.[1] It detonated over 11,000 yards (over 10 km, 6.25 mi) away from the gun it was fired from, over a part of the Nevada Test Site known as Frenchman Flat. The explosion was an air burst of 160 m (524 ft) above the ground (7 m (24 ft) above its designated burst altitude), 26 m (87 ft) west and 41 m (136 ft) south of its target (slightly uprange). Its yield was estimated at 15 kilotons, around the same level as Little Boy.

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Restored HD footage, posted on March 5, 2019, showing nuclear blast effects on various vehicles and a tent:


Restored HD footage, posted on September 3, 2018, showing nuclear blast effects on a aircraft:


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posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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That was crisp

I know it's Years later he would explain that another verse had also entered his head at that time: namely, the famous verse: "kālo'smi lokakṣayakṛtpravṛddho lokānsamāhartumiha pravṛttaḥ" which he translated as "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one

Thanks for posting this










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posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 10:34 AM
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The humans that witnessed that and thought, "Yeah, lets make a bunch more." Were absolutely insane.



posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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AHhhhh the Good 'Ol Days.... I Like Ike !.... Flash Gordon, Sky King, Roy Rogers, lots of Utasians getting cancer later. Hwy 66, Disnyland.... so much to do back then.

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As a caveat, it is said a HUGE aquifer lies under the great Basin (Nevada) and it migrates west. Use your imagination.



posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 04:27 PM
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Only a matter of time until some (or all), of us can witness the majesty of the mushroom cloud from our own back yards!



posted on Mar, 8 2019 @ 02:12 PM
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My god, it is such a scary, scary thing...

I just read about the first hydrogen bomb test, and how they were not absolutely sure it would not set the atmosphere on fire..
And still they set it off, and the mushroom cloud was much larger than expected, and for a moment the scientists watching the detonation expanding thought they had just brought about the end of the world.

We truly are amazingly stupid creatures.




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