LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These are the declassified films of tests conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


"Baby got an atom bomb.
A mother fucking atom bomb.
Twenty two megaton.
You've never seen so much fun."
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6 Responses:

  1. Eric Hodel says:

    Buried in the LLNL press release is the youtube playlist of restored videos:


    • Eric Hodel says:

      And I'm a dumbass, that yellow is clickable because I was just there.

  2. DaveL says:

    If you are ever in Las Vegas with some spare time, visit the Museum of Atomic Testing.

  3. just b says:

    @2m -- previewing the film to determine the "right exposure"? talk about making the same mistakes. Hey, Geyser! There's this thing called HDR where you scan a scene at multiple exposures to create an image the captures the full range, thus exceeding the "normal" dynamic range of the current optics. Maybe try that instead of eyeballing it? Storage is cheap. What's the problem?

    the second video is, obviously, above reproach.

  4. pavel_lishin says:

    I happened to randomly skip the the Meat Beat Manifesto song in the video; is there a list of all the songs there?