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Nuclear strike on a city, artwork

Nuclear strike on a city, artwork

T165/0159

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Credit

RICHARD BIZLEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BIZLEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Nuclear strike on a city, artwork. In the background, a mushroom-shaped cloud has formed following a nuclear explosion. In the foreground, a second nuclear strike has just taken place (white flash), and the blast wave is destroying the skyscrapers and buildings. Nuclear bombs use small amounts of enriched uranium and plutonium to initiate an uncontrolled nuclear fission reaction. This releases huge amounts of energy compared to ordinary explosives. During the Cold War, the USA and USSR stockpiled enough nuclear weapons to destroy each other's cities many times over.

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Model release not required. Property release not required.

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