|Rope trick is the term given by physicist John Malik to the curious lines and spikes which emanate from the fireball of certain nuclear explosions just after detonation. (Wikipedia)|
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is rescuing and declassifying many atmospheric nuclear tests (1945-1963) captured with multiple high-speed cameras running at roughly 2,400 frames per second. Although aesthetically beautiful, might be the most terrifying images that you have ever seen, especially today with the US and North Korea playing a fucking Risiko with our ass.
Ars Technica Feature by J. M. Gitlin