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Atomic bomb explosion at the Nevada Proving Grounds, 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. Circa 1952

Nuclear explosion photographed by rapatronic camera less than 1 millisecond after detonation. From the Tumbler-Snapper test series in Nevada, 1952. The fireball is about 20 meters in diameter in this shot. The spikes at the bottom of the fireball are known as the rope trick effect.

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Rapatronic Camera: An Atomic Blast Shot at 1/100,000,000th of a Second

Joshua Trees with the front row seat to Doomstown. 3/100,000,000th of a second after A-bomb detonation, caught by Doc Edgerton's Rapatronic camera.

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The camera that captured the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb blast

The camera that captured the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb blast. These are photographs of the first few milliseconds of nuclear explosions. They lead scientists to several new discoveries as to how nuclear bombs worked. But how do you capture the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb? With several rapatronic cameras, a Kerr cell, and a little physics.

Rapatronic Photo of Nuclear Explosion The Rapatronic is a Camera made by the EG Co. in the 1950's to photograph atomic explosions at the rate of 1/1,000,000 of a second.

Photo of a Nuclear Explosion Less than 1 Millisecond After Detonation

This might look like some kind of microscopic organism, but it’s actually a high-speed photograph of a nuclear explosion. It was captured less than 1 millisecond after the detonation using a rapatronic camera. the photograph was shot from roughly 7 miles away during the Tumbler-Snapper tests in Nevada (1952)

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It's The Bomb! Vintage Explosion Photos

High-speed rapatronic camera, manufactured by Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier Inc. Boston. Took the first pictures of nuclear explosions.