Nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

August 19, 2015

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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]