Nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Aug 19, 2015

There have been over 2,000 nuclear detonations since 1945. Orbital Mechanics mapped each documented test in animated form. It’s mostly about mood and the individual explosions. More journal-like, although not much annotation unfortunately.

Red represents atmospheric explosions, yellow represents underground, and blue represents underwater.

See also artist Isao Hashimoto’s rendition from a few years ago. It’s the same data with an entirely different feel.

[via kottke]

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