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Stunningly beautiful nuclear explosion pictures

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posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 09:56 AM
I just came across a news story in the New York Times showing some absolutely stunning photos of nuclear bomb tests. Some of the filming methods are unlike anything I've seen before and are truly beautiful, so I thought I'd share with all on ATS who haven't seen this yet.

Here's a sample pic and go check the story over at here to see them all.

Who would have thought that warfare could be so stunningly beautiful, I just wish we could have had 1000fps HD video back then as this would be mindblowing to see in motion!


posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:07 AM
reply to post by crezo

Great pics.

Thanks for posting the link.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:10 AM
Im not sure about beautiful....

nice one for the post though.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:13 AM
Trinity and Beyond "The Atomic Bomb movie"
Here it is all in film, enjoy

Trinity and Beyond part 1/8

All the parts of the movie is there

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:20 AM
Solid evidence that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:34 AM
I wonder if the photographers suffered any ill effects from being exposed to the blasts? It would be interesting to research names and see how they died and their health status.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:45 AM
A beautiful nuclear explosion? Oxymoron-ish... no?

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 10:53 AM
These pictures are already posted here on ATS:
Unbelieveable Pics of Nuclear Explosions milliseconds after detonation !!
Here's the

Also another great thread of nuclear pictures here:
Beautiful Pictures of Nuclear Test (1970)

I certainly enjoy the latter of the two threads.
The pictures are quite amazing.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:11 PM
Nuclear Historical Test Films


Videos from 1945 and up.

check out Operation Fishbowl - High-Altitude Weapons Effects.

posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 01:15 PM
Excellent photography but I don't find anything beautiful about bombs and destruction.

posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:13 PM
That was truly as amazing as it was disturbing. Thanks very much for sharing...

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:08 PM
Glowing plasma balls that look like a man made sunset not beautiful? You have no soul

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:11 PM
Who thought destruction could be so beautiful

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:54 AM
reply to post by crezo

I watched the movie on Netflix last night and all I can say is; Humans are stupid, scary creatures.

The Atmospheric tests were really freaky especially when they didn't really understand what would happen and were surprised when they blacked out a few cities due to the EMP burst.

Then when they detonated one of the higher megaton bombs it exploded at twice the magnitude they believed it would. I'm really surprised they didn't find a way to accidentally destroy an entire continent or two.

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