When I compiled this photo gallery
of spectacular and famous nuclear explosions I came across some interesting lines and spikes in some of the images. Do you know the explanations for the phenomena seen in these photos? The first image is of a nuclear test that took place as part of Operation Teapot at the Nevada Test site. See the wavy lines on the righthand side of the picture? Find out what they are
This next photo was taken less than a millisecond after one of the Tumbler-Snapper nuclear tests, again at the Nevada Test Site. The spikes that protrude from the bottom of the fireball are seen under special circumstances. Do you know what causes them.