H-Bomb vaporizes Elugelab

158

“Ivy’s explosion broke the stillness of a mid-Pacific morning on Nov. 1, 1952; at 7:15 a.m., observers on ships and planes 50 miles away watched an enormous deep-orange fireball blaze up in the distance. Then it rose to the stratosphere, trailed by a churning grey-brown pillar of water and the pulverized remains of the little sandspit of Elugelab. As the cloud cooled, it began to billow outward. Its colors lost their infernal intensity, paled to harmless-looking but deadly pastels. Then, slowly the 100-mile-wide cauliflower drifted away and disappeared.” — TIME, April 26th 1954.

About the test–and the subsequent one 15 days later–the public only heard rumors for more than a year. Only in the early 1954 that the government decided to release the full story. In March 1954, the press published some statistics about the blast, along with black and white photographs. Some still-cuts from color motion pictures followed. In the April 26th issue of the TIME magazine, it published the first color pictures of the test, which was taken with a still camera of the explosion at Elugelab. Above was one of those pictures.

Elugelab, part of the Enewetak Atoll, was completely vaporized by the weapon.

18_big 19_big

Liked it? Take a second to support Iconic Photos on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!

18 thoughts on “H-Bomb vaporizes Elugelab

  1. Платим за лайки! – Оплата по требованию!

    Наш сервис предоставляет настоящие лайки на фото заказчиков, которые готовы платить за качество.

    Именно для этого мы и набираем удалённых сотрудников, которые будут выполнять работу, то есть ставить лайки и получить за это деньги.

    Чтобы стать нашим удалённым сотрудником и начать ставить лайки, зарабатывая при этом 45 рублей за 1 поставленный лайк,

    достаточно просто зарегистрироваться на нашем сервисе. > http://www.vk-likes.tk <

    Вывод заработанных средств ежедневно в течении нескольких минут.

  2. Skype has opened up its website-based consumer beta for the world,
    soon after launching it broadly inside the United states and U.K.

    before this calendar month. Skype for Internet also now can handle
    Chromebook and Linux for immediate text messaging connection (no voice and video however, all those need a connect-in installation).

    The expansion of the beta brings assist for an extended list of different languages to assist bolster that worldwide user friendliness

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *