View of Armageddon: US Government Declassifies Early Nuclear Test Footage (Videos)

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The US government has declassified 750 video recordings from 210 atmospheric nuclear tests that were conducted in the United States between 1945 and 1962. Some of the footage, while truly impressive, will make you run for cover.

Each of the nuclear tests conducted by the US government from the start of the nuclear arms race up to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 was captured by multiple cameras from multiple angles. Documenting each explosion at around 2,400 frames per second, the government made around 10,000 of these films.

After five years of work, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), led by physicist Greg Spriggs, managed to digitalize and declassify some of these archival films.

“The goals are to preserve the films’ content before it’s lost forever, and provide better data to the post-testing-era scientists who use computer codes to help certify that the aging US nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure and effective,” LLNL said in a press release.

So far, the LLNL team has managed to locate around 6,500 of the estimated 10,000 films created during the period. Out of that number, around 4,200 films have been scanned, while around 750 have been declassified. The declassified footage has been published on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s YouTube channel.

“One of the payoffs of this project is that we’re now getting very consistent answers,” Spriggs said. “We’ve also discovered new things about these detonations that have never been seen before. New correlations are now being used by the nuclear forensics community, for example.”

The team working on the project estimates that it will take another two years to scan the rest of the films. Spriggs hopes that the Armageddon footage will dissuade nations from ever using their nuclear arsenal.

“It’s just unbelievable how much energy’s released,” Spriggs said. “We hope that we would never have to use a nuclear weapon ever again. I think that if we capture the history of this and show what the force of these weapons are and how much devastation they can wreak, then maybe people will be reluctant to use them.”

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  • Son Athens

    And of course, although no sheep want to hear the truth, the only psychopathic terrorists to use it was the US Government on civilians. Great job, terrorists, great jobs. Murdering children and innocent people instead of allowing the Japanese to surrender, which they tried to do numerous times. Oh, and Roosevelt knew Pearl Harbor would be attacked. They needed an ‘incident’ (sound familiar) to convince the US sheep to go murder people on the other side of the planet. ‘Merica, built on terrorism.

    • (((Roosevelt)))
      (((Terrorism)))

      I wonder (((who))) was behind that?

  • joetentpeg

    It’s all ‘greek’ to him.

    Like all those Japanese soldiers trying to surrender to the marines on Iwo Jima.

    For some strange reason they kept running at the marines with their rifles and fixed bayonets.

    If someone had only told them to tie white hankerchiefs to their bayonets, so many lives coulda been saved!

  • jim_robert

    I guess one of those suckers would sure blow up a mailbox, right?

  • TrevorD

    Interesting timing for the releases considering all the threats against Russia and now North Korea. `Someone` wants a war and is sabre rattling and its not coming from them.

  • Care to explain?

  • Ken, Megapolis

    Whoever manufactures and stores weapons like this is no friend of mine and he must be immediately arrested and sent to prison. I am not so sure how to defuse a nuke but they were only built with intention to murder innocent people who have done you no wrong. This is clearly a weapon of mass destruction and he who deals in such is a terrorist of the worst order.
    May God grant us undeserving people peace.

  • disqus_5o3uRPAPrx

    Lore of El goes pretty deep.
    http://heiwaco.tripod.com/bomb.htm