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Dr. Edgerton 1 billionth a second photos of nuclear bombs
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Atomic bomb explosion at the Nevada Proving Grounds, photographed by Edgerton and his colleagues at EG&G for the Atomic Energy Commission; before 1952. Revealing the incredible anatomy of the first microseconds of an atomic explosion, this ominous fireball was documented in a 1/100,000,000-of-a-second exposure, taken from seven miles away with a lens ten feet long. The intense heat vaporized the steel tower and turned the desert sand to glass. (from "Stopping TIme" (1987), pp. 144-5). (CC)

Stop-Motion Photography; High Speed Photography; Atomic Bomb; Atomic Energy Commission; Nevada Proving Grounds; Explosion

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