Get yourself out this evening about an hour before sunset and look to the southwest horizon for a wonderful conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and a new crescent Moon. We spotted an early version of this (before the moon was in position) and thought they were a couple of airplanes, they were so bright.
A collection of photographs of actual nuclear and thermonuclear detonations from Trinity through a Chinese test of 1967. A frightening thing I noticed is the scale, or rather, the lack of scale, as the detonations became more powerful. The Operation Crossroads tests of 1946 rated 21 kilotons. In the images, easily identifiable markets give the […]