The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been restoring and releasing videos of nuclear tests in the mid-20th century, and they just posted a new collection of videos. This one stands out.
In total, an estimated 10,000 films were created of nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962, according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). For the past years, a team of researchers led by LLNL weapon physicist Greg Spriggs has been collecting the footage to scan, reanalyze and declassify, before the films fully decompose.
It’s impossible to forget just how immense the destructive power of a nuclear weapon is, but there is nothing quite like watching an explosion to hit that point home. This video lets us witness the immediate effects of a nuclear weapon safely behind our computer screens.
This is probably what plays on a loop on every TV in Kim Jong Un’s house.
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