Intricate wisps of glowing gas float amid a myriad of stars in this image of the supernova remnant called N132D in the nearby galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby neighbor galaxy of our own Milky Way. The ejected material shows that roughly 3,000 years have passed since the supernova blast...
The Photograph did not match exactly, because of the angle of the plane.
You can see USS Nevada passing the docks and the burning destroyers in Dry Dock 1.
The second wave's dive bomber attack on Pearl Harbor focused on the ships around the docks. The USS Pennsylvania and the USS Cassin and USS Downs were in Dry Dock 1 and came under heavy attack. The USS Nevada makes a r...
From these pits, the atomic bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" were loaded into the B-29'ers "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar" on Augst 6 and 9, 1945 and eventually dropped above Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Little Boy" caused the death of approxiametly 200.000 people by 1950, of whom 70.000 were killed instantly by the blast.
"Fat Man" caused the death of approxiametly 80.000 people by the e...
A large explosion has ripped through a fireworks factory near the Australian city of Sydney, damaging nearby houses.
No injuries have been reported, but 10 homes have been evacuated in a one-kilometre exclusion zone around the Howard and Sons plant at Wallerawang.
The blast could have been caused by an intruder, a police spokesman said.
Genbaku-Dome (Hiroshima Peace Memorial)
At 08:15, the Enola Gay dropped the nuclear bomb called "Little Boy" over the center of Hiroshima. It exploded about 2,000 feet above the city with a blast equivalent to 13 kilotons of TNT, killing an estimated 80,000 civilians.
Vertical aerial photograph of the Ford Island Naval Air Station's seaplane base on 10 December 1941, three days after the Japanese air raid. One hangar has suffered major damage, with about a third of its roof destroyed. Among the planes in the area are about seventeen PBY patrol planes, many with ailerons and flaps missing.
USS Curtiss (AV-4) is docked at right.
Part of the Pearl...
Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It reaches 4,566 meters (14,978 feet) in height but has lost much of its bulk due to an eastward volcanic blast sometime in its distant past, perhaps similar to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State in 1980.
Powerplant of Sosnovy Bor (80 kms west of St-Petersburg) was submitted to a new explosion which ... according to Russian official nuclear security council was of "no danger" (?????), just 3 people severely wounded and burnt (1 dead)! This is the 2nd accident on that plant since 1992... CNN report: www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/ 12/16/russia.nuclear.plant.blast.ap
The Tunguska event was an aerial explosion that occurred at 60°55′ N 101°57′ E, near the Podkamennaya (Stony) Tunguska River in what is now Evenkia, Siberia, at 7:17 AM on June 30, 1908. The size of the blast was later estimated to be between 10 and 15 megatons. It felled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers.