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Image number
UIG533378
Title
150-megaton thermonuclear explosion, Bikini Atoll, l March 1954. Unexpected spread of fallout led to awareness of, and research into, radioactive pollution. UNO photograph.
Description
USA tests hydrogen bomb; The USA has produced the biggest ever man-made explosion so far in the Pacific archipelago of Bikini, part of the Marshall Islands. It is believed the hydrogen bomb was up to 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Photo credit
Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
physics / led / unexpected / research / fallout / thermonuclear / awareness / 150-megaton / march / photograph / into / war / spread / pollution / radioactive / explosion / bikini / 1954 / uno / atoll
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