As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion
THIS IS FUCKING TERRIFYING
No thank you.
The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling
This is way cooler to look at than it should be
Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.
reblogging again for what engineer—cat said
look at the trees in the background vaporizing holy shit
^How are stars formed?
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THIS IS SO RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME
I WAS MULTITASKING AND I HAD TO STOP AND MAKE THIS FULLSCREEN BECAUSE
I’M IN LOVE
Yes…very much yes!