I’ve been doing a lot of research into American (and French, and British) history working on the new Chronicles series at work. Las Vegas has proved especially interesting, which is funny, because the Old West never really was my bag.
This photo of the first-ever nuclear explosion — taken far from Nevada in Bikini Atoll — came up during a research rabbit hole, when I spent a day lost in photos and videos from America’s nuclear program and the Nevada Proving Grounds. This badboy shows the Trinity explosion 0.016 seconds after detonation, when the fireball had reached about 600 feet (200 m) wide.
The black specks silhouetted along the horizon are trees.
And now, let’s pause for a little propaganda.