Atomic bomb explosion

Atomic bomb explosion

T165/0127 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 48.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Atomic bomb explosion. Mushroom cloud produced by the detonation of XX-12 Grable, a 15-kiloton nuclear shell, on 25 May 1953. This was part of Operation Upshot-Knothole at the Nevada Proving Grounds, USA. XX-12 Grable was fired from a 280mm artillery gun, the only time a nuclear artillery shell was ever fired. Atomic or nuclear bombs work by releasing energy from the nucleus of atoms. Fission bombs contain enriched uranium or plutonium. When an atom absorbs a neutron, it splits into smaller atoms, releasing energy (in the form of heat and radiation) and more neutrons, which propagate a chain reaction.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 15 kiloton, 25 may 1953, 25th, america, american, artillery, atomic bomb, awe, awesome, cloud, desert, detonation, device, energy, explosions, fission, grable, grounds, knothole, mountains, mushroom, nevada, nuclear explosion, operation upshot-knothole, plume, power, proving ground, smoke, technological, technology, test, testing, united states, upshot, us, usa, warfare, weapon, weapon of mass destruction, weapons, wmd, xx-12

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.