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The "Baker" explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on 25 July 1946.
Boeing B-29 "Enola Gay" on Tinian in the Marianas Islands.
The bombing. During the birthing of this cloud, 20 mins after detonation soot filled black rain began to fall on survivors. Climate scientists suggest that 100 of these identical firestorm clouds could cause 1-2 celsius of "catastrophic" global cooling, which is termed a small "nuclear winter".
Months after the detonation of the bomb the devastation was apparent.
Effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. View from the top of the Red Cross Hospital looking northwest. Frame buildings recently erected. 1945.
A view from the Enola Gay as seen by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets; pilot of the plane.
The ruins of the Catholic Church in Hiroshima one year after the bomb was dropped, seen from the Newspaper Building which was one of the two large buildings left after the bomb was dropped.