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Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto’s “1945-1998” is an animated map showing the 2,053 nuclear explosions that took place around the world during the 20th century, from the detonations at Alamogordo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the tests conducted by India and Pakistan in 1998.

4 thoughts on “Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998

  1. I remember, when I was growing up, it was never a question of if nuclear war would come but when. There was a whole genera of science fiction devoted to life on Earth after nuclear war. We knew that computer guided missiles could bring nuclear destruction down on us in minutes, at any time and without warning.

    Now it’s been 65 years since the last atomic bomb was use in an attack (Nagasaki, August 9, 1945). I don’t know if it seem like it to you younger people, but to us, humanity has shown great restraint.

  2. Needs to be 5 mins. Someone fix that for me.

    PS. MAKE – Everytime i try to comment it shows me as logged in. Then when i hit submit you site says “Nah we were just kidding. Your comment is now gone. please login and re type everything.”

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