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Bikini Atoll explosion of the atomic bomb 1946

Bikini Atoll explosion of the atomic bomb 1946

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LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Mushroom cloud of water and radioactive material produced by the test detonation of an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands, on July 25th, 1946 (codenamed: "Baker Day"). The explosion was part of a series of atom bomb tests code-named "Operation Crossroads". The photograph was taken by an automatic camera situated on an island some miles away from the blast centre.

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