Terrible beauty quote unquote

Two images from Michael Light’s 100 Suns.

‘Oak’ (8.9 megaton test at Enewetak Atoll, 1958):

oak.jpg

‘Bluestone’ (1.27 megaton test at Christmas Island, 1962):

bluestone.jpg

As you can see, the book (a collection of declassified archival photos of US atmospheric atomic tests) is pretty breathtaking/disturbing.

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