The camera that captured the first millisecond of a nuclear bomb blast
The first few milliseconds of a nuclear explosion. Captured with a rapatronic camera.
This photo of the fireball of the Greenhouse "George" shot was taken 30 milliseconds after the detonation. This test device was among the United States' first thermonuclear experiments. The yield was 225 kilotons (kt), a record held until the Ivy Mike test on November 1, 1952.