Walt Disney taught us to love the atom and its wondrous power to create. Ed Sullivan showed us a hellish vision of face-melting nuclear terror. We could learn how to survive the nuclear Armageddon with books made on paper, which might not endure the explosion but would give hours of fun for all what remained of your family. You kids could build your own bomb and dream of becoming Miss Atomic Bomb as you relaxed in a bath of life restoring radium, browsing the catalog full of things to help you thrive in the nuclear winter.
For us there is the chance to watch all Orbital Mechanics’ vision of all 2,153 nuclear detonations since 1945.
CityLab’s John Metcalfe says the video commemorates the 70-year anniversary of the “Trinity” test, a plutonium bomb trial run that preceded the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. (More here.)
And now the video.
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