These Videos of Nuclear Weapon Tests Are Terrifying But Spectacular

Byio9

These Videos of Nuclear Weapon Tests Are Terrifying But Spectacular

Since the U.S unleashed the first nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945 there have been a staggering 2056 nuclear tests recorded worldwide.

It took almost a year until the next substantial tests took place but by the mid-50s and 60s, nuclear experiments were being recorded across the globe on almost a monthly basis.

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.

These videos capture the test detonations of various nuclear weapons, letting us witness the immediate effects safely behind our computer screens.

Three takes of Trinity explosion, the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, on July 16, 1945, in the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico, July 16, 1945

Baker explosion, as a part of Operation Crossroads, a series of two tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nWFx-zmI0k

George, the world’s first thermonuclear burn, as a part of Operation Greenhouse, May 8, 1951, at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands

Easy, the 31 kt bomb from Operation Buster-Jangle, a series of seven tests between October and November 1951 at the Nevada Test Site

Operation Hurricane, the first British nuclear bomb test, in the lagoon between the Montebello Islands, Australia, 3 October 1952. They’ve used a hollow core, which increased the expected yield of the bomb to 30 kilotons, but the actual was closer to 25.

The mushroom cloud from a 15 kt bomb named Upshot-Knothole Grable, as a part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, at the Nevada Test Site, May 25, 1953. This was the only nuclear artillery shell ever fired in the U.S. nuclear weapons test program.

RDS-6 (also called Joe 4), the first Soviet hydrogen bomb, tested on August 12, 1953, produced a yield of 400 kilotons.

Wahoo and Umbrella, two underwater nuclear tests conducted in May 16, 1958 (Wahoo) and June 8, 1958 (Umbrella), as a part of Operation Hardtack I, a series of 35 tests at the Pacific Proving Grounds.

First milliseconds of nuclear bomb test fireballs, shot by a Rapatronic camera built by EG&G, used until 1962.

Tsar Bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated, exploded on October 30, 1961 in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, Russia

596 (also known as Chic-1), the first Chinese atomic bomb, detonated on October 16, 1964. It had a yield of 22 kilotons. The actual test begins after 2:15 on the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mULZzwtPM2U

See also: The Long But Inevitable Road to World War 3 Explained

The first successful Chinese hydrogen bob test under the code-name Test No. 6., with a yield 3.3 megatons, on June 17, 1967

Sourceio9

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

Dad forces ‘bully’ son to run to school in the rain

A Virginia father posted a Facebook video that he says shows his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as a form of...

‘This Is America’: The Childish Gambino video explained

Donald Glover had quite the weekend. The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young...

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Russia Issues International ARREST WARRANT For ROTHSCHILD & SOROS!

Vladimir Putin, now in full control of Russia as Prime Minister (then) NOW President , wishes to build a strong Christian nation. In a...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

Dad forces ‘bully’ son to run to school in the rain

A Virginia father posted a Facebook video that he says shows his 10-year-old son running to school in the rain as a form of...

Watch Morgan Freeman call out Monsanto and the US government (video)

It’s no secret that the global population of bees is rapidly declining as a result of human impact on the environment. The only “secret”...

VIDEO: Drones Died so Science Can Have This Amazing Footage of an Exploding Volcano

Amazing helicopter drone footage shows what it's like inside an active volcano The inside of an active volcano, complete with bubbling lava and toxic gasses,...

Coke Put 6 Strangers In The Dark: What They Saw When The Lights Came On Blew Their Minds

We live in a world filled with judgement and prejudice. Whether we realize it or not, we exist in a constant state of appraisal, making snap...

Busted: Children’s Leukemia Charity Gave Just 1% Of Donations to the Cause

When donating to charity, it is important to be careful and do diligent research on the organization that you will be donating to, because...

Student Disagrees With History Teacher About Native American Genocide – Gets Expelled

A Native American student at Cal State Sacramento University was told by her history teacher that there was no genocide against the indigenous population...

Canadian Civil Engineering Researchers Disprove Official Explanation of WTC 7’s Destruction

Noting the many shortcomings in Bažant’s analysis, which have been studied and criticized extensively since 2001, Korol and his colleagues set out to apply...

World’s Largest Gorilla Declared Critically Endangered

Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), a subspecies of eastern gorilla, the world's largest ape, and confined to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has been...