Declassified films give rise to new data on nuclear weapons

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Declassified films give rise to new data on nuclear weapons

Post by Doc » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:46 am

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Re: Declassified films give rise to new data on nuclear weapons

Post by Drumboy44 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 am


10,000 films is a lot. Or do you think there possibly could have been more?
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Re: Declassified films give rise to new data on nuclear weapons

Post by Doc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:48 pm

Drumboy44 wrote:

10,000 films is a lot. Or do you think there possibly could have been more?
I'd expect a vast number of cameras (>>10) at each event, and with 1032 American events, there were probably more films in existance at some point.

They were classified because the images in themselves give rise to interesting data. That they are now declassified and digitalized, means (as the guys says) that this research opportunity will be available to the scientific community as a whole. I expect interesting findings in the future.

Another interesting part I thought about is that, since most people are used to seeing the mushroom-clouds, they might not recognize an airburst and believe it to be something else. There are some beautiful footage of Dominic in there (I tried pasting a link to the playlist, I hope that worked).
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